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Hoverfly

Scaeva selenitica

Description:

A male Scaeva selenitica flying and visiting Scorzonera mollis flowers.

Habitat:

Rocky meadow in Seih-Sou, the suburban pine forest of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Notes:

EXIF: Maker: NIKON CORPORATION -- Model: Nikon D3300 -- Date/Time: 2016-04-03 10:13:13-10:11:36 -- Exposure Time: 1/320 sec. -- Exposure Program: Normal -- Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV -- F Number: F4.5 -- Max Aperture: F 3.48 (1st & 4th photos), F 3.14 (2nd & 3rd photos) -- ISO speed rating: ISO 100 -- Flash did not fire -- Focal length: 90 mm (Tamron) -- 35 mm Equivalent: 135 mm.

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14 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Nick.

NickKing
NickKing 6 years ago

Great photo, an amazing capture!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Dr Sherpa. I added the EXIF metadata in notes.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Great photography! Will be grateful if you could share the Metadata of this series! Thanks.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Chris!

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 6 years ago

Very clear shots. Congratulations!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thank you Bernadette.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Fantastic series!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 6 years ago

Thank you KostasZontanos, Looking forward to finding one. Looks like a very rewarding subject to photograph. :)

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 6 years ago

Thanks Stephanie and Michael. Michael hoverflies are easy to photograph in flight because are hovering (suspended in the air).

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 6 years ago

Fantastic shots!!! Any advice for in flight shots. I'm using a macro lens but I suppose its just timing.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 6 years ago

Fantastic photos!

KostasZontanos
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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Apr 10, 2016

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