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Common Bog Hoverfly

Common Bog Hoverfly
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies (Syrphidae) of Belgium, Syrphidae (Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-27 13:51
Viewed: 3397
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Bog Hoverfly (Sericomyia silentis) is one of the largest hoverflies of Europe (about 16mm length), of the Syrphidae family. It has a broad abdomen with 3 pairs of wedge-shaped yellow bars and reddish-orange legs.
It flies between May and October, on meadows, damp woodland and frequently visits flowers.

This is a female (separated eyes). I added a part of another shot to show the details of the head.
La Séricomyie silencieuse (Sericomyia silentis) est un des plus grands syrphes d’Europe (près de 16 mm de longs). Elle a un large abdomen, avec trois paires de lignes jaunes et des pattes orangées. Elle vole de mai à octobre, dans les prairies, les bois humides et visite de nombreuses fleurs.

C'est une femelle (yeux séparés). J'ai ajouté une partie d'une autres photo pour montrer les détails de la tête.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-27 14:03]

Hello Catherine,
A great macro shot.
Efficient DOF, wonderful details and warm colours.
A very good composition, TFS.

Hello catherine. Beautiful sharp image with the compound eyes really popping in the inset. I like the angle captured with the view against the pleasing violet flower and the silenced green background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi Catherine,
Fantastic photo of hoverfly. Superb quality, nice colours and very good composition.

Hello Catherine!
As I see last week you started to specialize in Syrphidae flies! Great to see your new capture, especially that every new picture is better and better! Great sharpness, clarity and DOF. I like also that you decided to show us this species on two pictures - one in total, one in head details :)
What to say at the end? Well, I am waiting for next image!
Best regards,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-08-28 5:46]

Hi Catherine,
I very good shot of this hoverfly. I like the pov you have choisen from above. Now we have a good look on the transparant wings of this insect against the nice colourd bg.
Very good details
TFS Paula

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-28 11:15]

Hello Catherine,
A very impressive presentation of this large Hoverfly! I like the POV in both where you show it from different angles, both very sharp and in natural colours. I like the way you've captured the beautful wings too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Catherine.
Splendid macro of this beautiful hoverfly!
Excellent coloration, sharpness and texture.
Beautiful work; very well detailed.
Thanks for sharing!
Best wishes,
José Roberto

Bonjour Catherine,

Bonne capture de ce syrphe. Bonne netteté. Superbes lumière et couleurs. Ce syrphe-là, je n'ai pas eu encore l'occasion de le rencontrer.
Bon week-end,

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