Hoverfly in flight

Hoverfly in flight

Photo Information
Another one taken in the garden.
This Hoverfly was flitting around the Honeysuckle, this was taken handheld on my Sigma 105mm
07/04/2009 - 12:32paullucas
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/125
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length105mm
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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 13:20
[whispers]It's a hoverfly. [/whispers]

If you see it around the honeysuckle again, see if it's landing on the leaves and laying eggs, it looks like a female (unless I'm forgetting which way round the differences are, if you see what I mean).

Fun getting them in flight, isn't it?

Dan
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aminstar

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 13:38
This is such a great capure, you surely got it on full flight and makes it absolutely interesting .
Beautiful shot
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Last Edited by aminstar on 07/04/2009 - 16:02

paullucas

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 13:49
Sorry Dan for doubting you, this is indeed a hoverfly as hoverflies have 2 wings rather than 4

All amended

Paul

Last Edited by paullucas on 07/04/2009 - 14:06

paullucas

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 15:12
Thanks for you comments Amin

Paul

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 18:18
No worries Paul, harmless hoverflies look the way they do to mimic bees and wasps with stings, so they're easily confused. It was the eyes and antennae that first alerted me. Well done for counting the wings!

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

davex

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 19:53
Good image, the green blur behind the fly adds a real sense of movement. A well thought out effect Mr Bug.

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jackitec

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 22:25
Cracking shot very hard to capture I've tried it link

tomkeet

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 22:30
Lovely capture well done.
Regards
Tom

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paullucas

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 22:37
Thanks for all your comments, much appreciated

Paul

scottthehat

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 23:48
well shot paul,
just keep snapping,

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BAJ

Link Posted 17/04/2009 - 14:27
Stunning Shot

BAJ
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