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Dandelion and Hoverfly

Dandelion and Hoverfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: olympus 720 uz
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hoverflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-02 15:42
Viewed: 4159
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A hoverfly on a dandelion flower.

The hoverfly is i think, Eupeodes corollae (Fabricius, 1794).
Hoverflies are good photographic subjects as they tend to pose for a few seconds without flying off.

The Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale, Weber, T. Densleonis, Desf; Leontodon taraxacum, Linn.), though not occurring in the Southern Hemisphere, is at home in all parts of the north temperate zone, in pastures, meadows and on waste ground, and is so plentiful that farmers everywhere find it a troublesome weed, for though its flowers are more conspicuous in the earlier months of the summer, it may be found in bloom, and consequently also prolifically dispersing its seeds, almost throughout the year.
Cropped and resized.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-02 16:04]

Nice view from the top with very good detail. The only problem with this angle is that it usually tend to flatten the images and effectively removes depth from the image. Your note supports the image very well.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-02 16:09]

Nice shot Micheal, you are correct with the ID (also it is known as Metasyrphus (=Eupeodes) corollae. I tell you this as it caused some confusion for me). Nice composition and colour, the background is a bit grainy, you could try NeatImage you can download for free.

Keep them coming.

Nice photo, view from the top. Nice note too. Thanx for sharing.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-05 11:00]

A nice top-view, Michael.
Very sharp with a gret DoF.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-29 10:55]

Michael, a pleasant shot. Good colors in a cute photo.

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