E.J.Wilkins

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Hoverfly


Hoverfly

I was trying to take a very close picture of the flower, on the same day as I took this picture, when this hover fly landed right in front of me. It only hung around for a moment or two, but what a treat! And yes, I was very close to it.

This is a 100% crop of the original picture, taken using the Zuiko Digital 35mm macro lens on my E-400.
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Using this site >> All about Hoverflies I think I've identified this as the Sun Fly, Heliophilus pendulas, and I think it's a female.
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Hoverfly


Hoverfly

I was trying to take a very close picture of the flower, on the same day as I took this picture, when this hover fly landed right in front of me. It only hung around for a moment or two, but what a treat! And yes, I was very close to it.

This is a 100% crop of the original picture, taken using the Zuiko Digital 35mm macro lens on my E-400.
.....

Using this site >> All about Hoverflies I think I've identified this as the Sun Fly, Heliophilus pendulas, and I think it's a female.
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comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Nov 2009, 01:44
Folks who play a lot with their cameras set themselves up for wonderful luck. [grin]

This is a wonderful shot, Ellie...all credit to you for not dropping the camera when the flower was visited by this gorgeous beast.
Excellent capture, lucky to be there at the right time but its a shot in a million this
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Nov 2009, 07:21
Fantastic detail Ellie, a shot to be proud of
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Nov 2009, 07:47
Lucky lucky you Ellie: this is a real treat!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Nov 2009, 07:47
Super photo so much detail captured,good colours
Wow Ellie, what ever those lenses cost they have repaid you in full with this shot. (And all the others have been wonderful as well.) This is a fabulous picture.
Absolutly wonderful Ellie. Details and colours are amazing!
Beautiful Colouring and exact detailing. Fabulous pic!
You done very well if this shot was grabbed in a hurry Ellie, lots of good detail.
One of your best Ellie
Wonderful macro
Glad you held your nerve, excellent capture
well thats a shot and half Ellie,well done indeedsmile
I guess you got the final identification by the aviator sunglasses. It's a great shot and lucky too.
Impresionante DOF, una definición perfecta y una nitidez magnifica!!
Fabulous Ellie

richard
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Nov 2009, 21:28
This only happens to very lucky photographers.....and guess what, it was YOU that was so lucky....
Fabulous shot and a likey to me.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 10 Nov 2009, 22:11
YAAAAAY! You are mastering your lens, Ellie, and I know you are thrilled! If I do as well as you with mine, I'll be a happy camper. grin
Goodness, Ellie.. what luck and great presence of mind you had to get this fine capture.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Nov 2009, 22:47
Lovely colour contrast in this macro - one makes one's own luck ;o)
A great macro shot Ellie, plenty of detail to see.
I cannot believe I missed this yesterday, cracking shot Ellie, so much detail.
Yes you were lucky. Excellemt capture Ellie.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 11 Nov 2009, 17:11
A very great Macro, Ellie. Really.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 12 Nov 2009, 09:40
Super shot Ellie! Love all the little details on the fly!
super wonderful, Ellie. I really enjoyed this. I still fail to capture this kind of pics. Do u use a macro lens?
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2009, 07:43
Superb capture. Have a lovely day. Antoine.

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camera E-400
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/800s
aperture f/5.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 35.0mm
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