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Episyrphus balteatus

Episyrphus balteatus
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 5:49
Viewed: 1535
Points: 36
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Marmalade Hoverfly
Syrphe ceinturé

Family: Syrphidae
Size: 7-12mm
Distribution: Europe, Asia N'America
Habitat: All kind. In wintertime often crossing Alps and Pyrenées to the South (especially females)

Many species of hoverflies around at the moment.

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To senn: Merci!anel 1 10-06 05:12
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Ciao Anne, great macro of lovely hoverfly on beautiful flower, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

We see Hoverlies in spring months of April & May here in India, Anne, so I'm surprised to notice that they show up at this time of the year in your country.
Marmalade Hoverfly is my favourite and I like this one you captured on a lovely purple flower.
As usual, it is a perfect image in every respect and a delightful composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-05 6:14]

Very good composition with the flower and bud...the hoverfly feeding on the flower...great timing.. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-05 6:43]

Hello Anne,
The clarity in this macro is splendid. Very beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fantastic choice of composition. Beautiful blurred BG too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-05 8:44]

Salut Anne,une tres belle composition avec la syrphe si bien capturee' avec excellents details,magnifique aussi le fleurs dont j'aime la parfaite capture du couleur,le plus difficile pour les cameras numeriques.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

hallo Anne
YES this is a beautiful coloured composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Anne Anne Anne; yes YOU, do it every time, make me say WOW or Awwwwwwwww and definitely AHHHH!!!! :)

Hello Anne,
No doubt a beautiful picture.Sharpness and colour is really beautiful.What I can say!Overall I can see it's a very nice picture.Looking splendid.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-05 10:03]
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c'est une image come un poème Anne, .. c'est admirablement composée, cadrée et capturée, .. "superb !" .. s'il faut le dire en un seul mot

nuri :)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-06 2:44]

Hi Anne
very pretty flower and excellent details of the hoverfly. The view is so pleasant with softness of the surroundings and the details.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-06 3:48]

Hi Anne,
What a beautiful capture,excellent detail and focus.
Fantastic colours with very nice composition and
nice blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Anne,
Very well balanced composition with great details and decency.

Ciao Anne. Details and sharp perfect. Best colours results in the lovely compo.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-06 13:06]

Hello Anne,
das ist ein tolles Macro, prima Details und Farben. Der Schaerfeverlauf ist einmalig und stellt die Bluete mit der Schwebefliege sehr gut frei.Gruß Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-06 19:06]

Hello Anne,
An attractive image filled with vivid colors and wonderful detail. I'm not sure what I like the most, the cute little Hoverfly or the beautiful purple flower.
It's funny how as a kid I was always afraid of these harmless little bee-like flies, because I thought they would sting me. You certainly have done a great job of photographing this particular specimen.

Beautiful photo Anne! Excellent composition and very good sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Lovely use of flower in the composition Anne. Love the colors and the placement of the subjects ( 2 for me the fly and the flower )

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2013-10-11 20:52]

Hello, perfect exposure to capture the flower and the bee. The colors are wonderful. It takes patience to capture insects with so much detail. Great job.

Anne, "delicious" is the only word that can define this composition. The blossom that hangs on the bottom of the book is a story within the story. Congratulations!

From Argentina, Ernesto Hernán Bortondello

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