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Description:

Hover Fly

Habitat:

Garden

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12 Comments

Phil
Phil 9 years ago

Thanks Aman, Greeneda Steffi and Tiberio.. soz late catching up on Noah atm.. :)

Steffi
Steffi 9 years ago

@tiberio: as Phil explained, "I caught his wings at the end of each stroke, as he only has one pair, it looks like he has two. I'm presuming that it's because the wings are "stationary" for a tiny period of time at the end of each stroke." Wild, isn't it? :) Again - a fantastic shot!

tiberio_graco
tiberio_graco 9 years ago

4 wings in a fly ?!?!

how is this possible?

Wow!

Steffi
Steffi 9 years ago

Wow! Very, very cool shot!

Aman
Aman 9 years ago

Cool snap Phil

Phil
Phil 9 years ago

Thanks Alice and Matthew,
I noticed this Hoverfly in the garden moving around in a 6ft wide area at about shoulder height. I kept tracking and snapping, with fixed focus until I had some reasonable shots, which this was one of. Oddly enough "he" was very aware of me pointing the camera at him! Every time I did he moved on, and it seemed more regular than coincidence.
I'm a little baffled as to how I caught his wings at the end of each stroke, as he only has one pair, it looks like he has two. I'm presuming that it's because the wings are "stationary" for a tiny period of time at the end of each stroke.
Though I'm open to any ideas on this.
:)

MatthewFuller
MatthewFuller 9 years ago

excellent shot, how did you achieve it?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wow!

Phil
Phil 9 years ago

Thanks Korina :)

Korina Abbott
Korina Abbott 9 years ago

Wonderful photo!

Phil
Phil 9 years ago

Thanks, it took me a while.. :)

Janice Parr
Janice Parr 9 years ago

Brilliant shot.

Phil
Spotted by
Phil

Jersey, Jersey

Spotted on May 16, 2010
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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