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Episyrphus balteatus

Episyrphus balteatus
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2012-07
Categorias: Insects
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2012-08-06 10:09
Visto: 1714
Pontos: 30
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly,is a relatively small hoverfly (9–12 mm) of the Syrphidae family, widespread throughout all continents. Like most other hoverflies it mimics a much more dangerous insect, the solitary wasp, though it is a quite harmless species. The upper side of the abdomen is patterned with orange and black bands. Two further identification characters are the presence of secondary black bands on the 3rd and 4th dorsal plates and of faint greyish longitudinal stripes on the thorax.
E. balteatus can be found throughout the year in various habitats, including urban gardens, visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. They often form dense migratory swarms, which may cause panic among people for its resemblance to wasps. It is among the very few species of flies capable of crushing pollen grains and feeding on them. The larva is terrestrial and feeds on aphids.
As in most other hoverflies, males can be easily identified by their holoptic eyes, i.e., left and right compound eyes touching at the top of the head.(Wikipedia)

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Wowww! Siegfried and super macro.
Congratulations perfect sharpness and great colors.
Hello Vanni

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-08-06 12:01]

Hi Siegfried,
Great shot. I like it a lot. When I get a macro lens I hope it is as good as yours.

the epitome of perfection, both in photography and study. superior work Siggi as one has come to expect from you sir.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6177 W: 89 N: 15294] (64032)
  • [2012-08-06 15:27]

Hi Siggi,the red background is really perfect to contrast this little hoverfly,i know very well this specie,this is a very professional macro whot spectacular details and magnificent colors!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Great macro Siggi! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness! The colours and the red BG are fantastic!

Another great makro of yours. fantastic sharpness and beautiful colours.

Hello Siggi
Splendid macro image of this fly,superb quality sharpness,good exposure,lovely saturated colours.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-07 0:24]

Hello Siggi,
outstanding macro, amazing details , beautiful colors !
Well done !

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-08-07 0:45]

Witaj Siggi,
Widze dzisiaj u ciebie na czerwono. Dokladne ujecie. mysle, ze tez ostatnio sfotografowalem to.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hello Siggi.,
Woohhhh...What a beautiful macro.
Wonderful background color.Great details and sharpness.Good timing.


Hello Siggi,
great macro shot of this Hoverfly with excellent sharpness and lovely details. I especially like the wonderful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
An excellent macro with fine colors, details & sharpness. Very nicely composed & pesented with a great POV. Great work & TFS! Regards & best wishes!


Czesc Siggi,
piekne zdjecie. Super makro. Wspaniale niesamowite kolory. Swietna ostrosc.

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
great shot thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2739 W: 280 N: 4918] (19857)
  • [2012-08-07 18:54]

Hello Siggi,
An outstanding macro image of this colorful hoverfly. The abdomen reminds me of a tiger with it's orange and black stripes. The red and orangish hues in the BG compliment an already eye catching subject. Superb detail! Great work!!

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