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HovverFly on yellow flower

HovverFly on yellow flower
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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Thanks to Phil I have the right name for this Fly.

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My Macro 2006
Uploaded: 29-Jun-2005 20:35 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E300
Exposure time: 1/200
Aperture: 7.1
Focal length: 50mm
Lens: ZD50mm/2.0 macro
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped -USM-Levels
Image resized to: 658x900

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Sharpness is excellent Fons, a bit of fill-in flash would have helped bring out the detail in the shadow areas. This is a hovver fly though, quite harmless no sting.

Phil Battersby at 07:23 CEST on 30-Jun-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Phil,

I think it is time to buy myself a insect and bugs/beetles book to look up all the names . I am not familiar with all those names yet.

Fonzy - at 08:48 CEST on 30-Jun-2005 [Reply]

Hovver Fly

Some insects are very confusing because they look like different types of insect, presumably as a form of defense. The hovver fly that looks like a bee often confuses me unless I look really closely.

Phil Battersby at 12:31 CEST on 01-Jul-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Phil , it is realy good to have people like you on this site, I realy like the respons on pictures and that always somebody comes up with the real ( good) name for the insect or animal on that paticular picture....

Fonzy - at 17:05 CEST on 03-Jul-2005 [Reply]