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Marmalade hoverfly?

Marmalade hoverfly?
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamInsects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 3:43
Viewed: 3894
Points: 24
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Hi all,
After looking at Thijs's photo I think I got the ID of this fly which i shot at "De Hortus" couple of weeks back. It is a an orange and black banded hoverfly(Marmalade) with a distinctive pattern of faint stripes on the body, this species is widespread and very common. Hoverflies are useful insects to encourage in a garden as most species feed on aphids and this one is no exception.
(larvae eat aphids; adults are nectar feeders in garden flowers).

Source: http://www.plantpress.com/wildlife/o380-marmaladehoverfly.php

Goutham R

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Hi goutham,
excellent close-up shot with great sharpness and nice composition,well done

Very nice pov and macro.
Great contrast between bee and the flower.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-21 4:35]

Hi Goutham,
it looks like a Drone Fly from this angle.
Sharp and very detailed with vivid colours.
Well done,

Hi Goutham,
A very nice capture of this hoverfly. Sharp and clear image with very good POV and composition of yellow flower as the base. By the way did you used any reflector for this? Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great capture with very fine detail. Gorgeous colors colors as well! Like the overall off center composition! Cheers, Klaus

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-07-21 8:21]

Goutham Bhai, It seems that the flower is made to the size of the bee. Very clear and lovely focus shot. Ganesh

Hello Goutham,
this is a very good macro from a hoverfly. I like it. Very good sharpness, exposure and framing too. This is a very nice composition. Thank you for posting. Have a great weekend.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-21 14:54]

Hi Goutham,
Focus, details, sharpness and colors are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-21 15:12]

Hi Goutham,

Marvelous close-up of this fly. It looks to be part of the flower - perfect fit. Excellent details. I love the blurred flower next to the sharp one.


Hello Goutham,
I enjoy the wide frame composition, warm colors and BG here...Great detail and exposure. These hoverflies are very difficult to positively ID.
Well done!

Hi Goutham,

Perfect shot of this hooverfly and i think the ID is correct
Excellent compo, lighting, sharpness and details
wing details are amazing
lovely colours, POV and a great DOF

YFS Thijs

Dear Goutham, very beautiful wings and details. fantastic piece of work
with best regards.vab.

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