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Hoverfly on Leaf

Hoverfly on Leaf
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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: 2013-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 6:19
Viewed: 1698
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spring season is now at its best in this northern part of India where I live.

All sorts of insects are now out in the open, once again busy with the cycle of life -- feeding and mating and making the best of it. Spiders have started building their traps and contraptions and waiting patiently for their means of sustenance.

Hoverflies and Bees are making the best of spring flowers. This morning at about 8.30, I went around the school gardens with my camera fitted with a macro lens. Needless to say, I had a field day.

Here is the macro of a Hoverfly taking a brief rest atop a leaf before launching yet another of its forays on to flowers flush with nectar and pollen.
How content it appears to be with its life is obvious in this picture.

PS: Our very erudite friend Ivan (Argus) suggests this Hoverfly belongs to Parasyrphus genus. My research leads me to believe that he is very right. However, it is difficult to be sure about the sub species, though there are indications that it could be a Parasyrphus punctulatus.

Thanks for looking.

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Hallo Ram
very nice composition with good light and super good naturel colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-12 7:51]

There must be many species of hoverfly that look like this Ram.
However the POV you've taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours should allow the specialist to give you a name for this one.
All I can tell you is that this belongs to the genus Parasyrphus and the separated compound Eyes indicate a female.
A fine capture neighbour!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,¨

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely hoverfly, superb sharpness, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-12 9:28]

Hi Ram,beautiful capture of this small hoverfly,this is a great macro,perfect details on face and body and colorful light reflections on the wings,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram. Good management of light/colours. Stunning details.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-12 11:10]

Hello Ram,
A great macro of this hoverfly in fantastic clarity. Razor sharp with impressive details. Very beautiful natural colours. Excellent choice of composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Ram,
I should have cropped a little more from all sides, because the hoverfly's imho too small compared to the frame. Otherwise everything else is simply excellent on the pic, top class sharpness, details, colors and depth. Truly an awesome shot, even with this crop, although I'd like to see a bit tighter one.
Best regards, László

Hello Mr.Ram Thakur,
Nice picture of this Hoverfly.Beautiful macro with excellent POV and natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-12 13:22]

Hi Ram,
Perfect sharpness details nice colours
and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

很可愛 的蜜蜂 尤其是它的翅膀演著金色的光亮

Hello Ram.
I like this view of the hoverfly with popping compound eye and fine lighting. The focus is tact sharp and the rendered tone is natural and pleasing.
Thanks and kind regards.

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