Some hoverflies

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LordV
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Some hoverflies

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Some hover shots from the last few days. Mix of 40D/Tamron90 and 5Dmk2/MPE-65 shots

Brian V.

Hoverfly Xanthogramma pedissequum - all natural light

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Episyrphus balteatus in flight- natural light

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First Sphaerophoria sp. hover of the year

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Post by Danny »

Not seen them with that yellow colour here Brian, love that colour and almost mimicking a wasp of some sort. Interesting.

Beautiful shots and well timed and captured. Sharp as a tack and superb details.

All the best over your way, very well done sir.

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Post by lauriek »

I always love spotting those Xanthogrammas - they're almost neon yellow! Lovely as usual Brian...

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Amazing set Brian! Great HIF shots! :)

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Thanks for the comments all - appreciated.

Laurie - found out something about the Xanthogrammas today. Found a newly emerged one for the second time and for the second time got attacked by black ants whilst photographing it. Looked it up and apparently the larvae inhabit black ant's nests (lasius niger) which might explain the rather coincidental proximity :)

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Post by Harald »

Hi there,
These are some amazing shots.. And with the MP65. Now I see I have a lot to learn :shock:
The season has just started here in Norway.. So much to look forward to.
Thanks for sharing..
Kind Regards
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LordV
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Harald wrote:Hi there,
These are some amazing shots.. And with the MP65. Now I see I have a lot to learn :shock:
The season has just started here in Norway.. So much to look forward to.
Thanks for sharing..
Thanks Harald for the comments :)

All except the last one were taken with a Tamron90mm macro lens
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