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Hoverflies on Daisy

Hoverflies on Daisy
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 8:11
Viewed: 2958
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hoverflies are Bee mimics, by and large. However, their eyes give away their deception.
I shot these two different Hoverflies seeking nourishment from a Daisy flower in the hill region of Chamba during my visit there this summer.
Hand-held shot taken from a distance of about one meter. Cropped and resized for posting.

Argus, uleko, Heaven, horias, siggi, Noisette, haraprasan, PaulH, anel has marked this note useful
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hello Ram -Neighbour
a beautiful colored composition with great details and good sharpness

greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-11 8:56]

Nice one Ram!
Two different hoverfly species on the same daisy flower taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours that show their features well enough for any dipterist to ID them. I don't know what the pretty striped one is but the one above is some species of Eristalis, a Dronefly.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-11 9:18]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful photo of these two hoverflies on the daisy. Good sharpness, details, DOF and very nice natural colours. But most of all I like the composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-11 9:22]

Hello Ram,
What a splendid and very sharp capture of these two Hoverflies on a Daisy! Fantastic details and colours and I love the one with stripy eyes!
I wonder how the torrential rain has affected Jammu?
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-11 10:06]

Dear Ram!

At a first glance I would say you present us bees... Well, your notes accompanying this superb picture tell me that I am wrong. As a non-scientific I do not look close enough at the details. Another lesson learned on the magnificent paltform of TN, and thanks to your beautiful picture and your notes.

Kind regards


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-11 10:33]

Hi Ram
Congratulation for this double capture!
Great hover flies , lovely colors and great details!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-11 11:26]

Hello Ram,
this is very nicely composed with great colour and detail of these hoverflies and the flower. Your depth of field is very good.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ram
great capture of this two different hoverfly species, both insects and the daisy are sharp detailed, very beautiful sunlight and natural colors
I prefer the one with the striped eyes
have a good night

Hi Mr. Ram,
A fantastic capture of these beautiful hoverflies on a daisy flower. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-08-12 4:58]

Hi Ram,
it's all too infrequently i seem to visit your gallery, which is a shame as you have some lovely images! This one is no exception. It is interesting to see these two different species apparantly busy working alongside each other with no competition or trouble! Great details and well exposed white petals - well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-12 5:17]

Hello Ram,
Interesting picture of a daisy having the visit of two hoverflies. The one with the striped eyes is a little beauty and it would be nice to find out about the ID. The other one is also a common guest on our meadows.
Thanks a lot and kind regards

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