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30-SEP-2011 Frank Brault


Southington, CT

Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects." Wikipedia

This has been heavily cropped so it is not as sharp as it might be.

Nikon COOLPIX P7100 , Best at original size.
1/1250s f/6.3 at 6.0mm iso100, major crop RAW/LRoom/Photoshop full exif

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Barry Moore05-Oct-2011 02:37
Brilliant macro with lots of details. ~V~
norbi02-Oct-2011 22:01
A splendid macro and a fine proof for the coolpix qualities. v. norbi
Doug Cruden02-Oct-2011 17:57
Hehehe...this maybe cropped Frank, but the details are wonderful!! Gotta love this guy's relaxed crossed front legs :o))
Tom LeRoy01-Oct-2011 22:56
Great details on the fly and nicely contrasted with the late daisy! I enjoyed your interesting explanations too. V!
Karen Stuebing01-Oct-2011 21:30
Outstanding close up of this pretty flower and hover fly. The detail is incredible. I love the way his front legs are crossed. V.
Mairéad01-Oct-2011 20:35
Great macro with super detail and lots of information as well. V
Walter O. Koenig01-Oct-2011 20:10
Superb shot with such fine details. Well done Frank. "V"
soulis01-Oct-2011 18:20
Excellent macro work. V.
bill friedlander01-Oct-2011 17:16
Crop or no crop, it is very sharp. You are getting great results from your P7100. V