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Hoverflies Part 1

Hoverflies Part 1
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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 3:36
Viewed: 2934
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends, here I will show you some of our hoverflies (the biggest). Have fun with this picture and the hoverfies. ;-) I wish all a great week.

Hoverflies are two-winged flies which as adults generally feed on the nectar or pollen of flowers. They prefer sunny and still conditions and have remarkable powers of flight including their renowned hovering close to foodplants or patrolling their territories in shafts of sunlight.
Many are extremely attractive, combining black and yellow or orange coloration. Some are well known as imitators of wasps and bees but most are overlooked. The smallest are tiny black flies of less than 5 mm in length whilst the largest compete for size with bumble bees. None are able to bite or sting and the adults are useful pollinators whilst many larval forms predate aphid pests. Their larvae are extremely varied, some living in plant stems or in plant litter and others are aquatic. Only three species could be considered as harmful. These so-called 'bulb flies' as adults are completely harmless. However, the larvae live and feed in bulbs and corms.
Species recorded at Attenborough by Carr (1935), Hartley (1964), Benson (1986-1988) and B. Wetton (1987-2004) now number 113, making Attenborough Nature Reserve the best recorded site in Nottinghamshire. Britain as a whole has over 270 species

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-03 4:04]

For me even better than butterflies because I like hoverflies very much. Colorfull, detailed and very interesting. All looks great but this one from bottom right corner is my favourite.

Guten Morgen Heinz,
warst Du erfolgreich bei der Pilzjagd?
Ich habe in der letzten Woche überhaupt nichts großartiges mehr im Wald gesehen.
Aber der Arbeitsaufwand für die Schwebfliegencollage hat sich richtig gelohnt.
Da hast Du aber auch sämtliche der schönen Arten dargestellt - und meinen Liebling genau in die Mitte gesetzt, danke schön.
Farblich sind die Blumen wunderbar angeordnet,
grandios, Merci und einen schönen Feiertag
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Heinz, nice series with an intresting set of notes. Attenborough nature reserve is just down the road from me and these days it is almost in the city and is much visited by everybody and is easy accessable for taking photo's forthose arethat way inclined ;0))))
TFS yours Robert

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-03 4:59]

Hello Heinz!
Wonderful work.All shots are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked composition and presentation a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-03 5:52]

Hi Heinz,
here's interesting photo as previous. Nice colours and good sharpness. Good note, too. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-03 7:16]

I prefer in general butterflies but this collage is also wonderful and interesting. Thanks Heinz for this lesson ;-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-03 9:25]

Heinz, the party goes on.

How colorful and beautiful this is.

A pleasing composition. Vivid colors everywhere.


what a wonderful collage of various hoverflies. I especially like the one in the middle at the bottom. welll done

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-03 15:30]

Another great collage Heinz, you are really very good at this type of picture. Each shot is worth comment in it's own right. Very pleasing to the eye as are all of your pictures.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-03 20:40]

Great uneasy shots of this fast-flying flies. The one in lower left corner is of genus Helophilus. Looking forward to see more such multi-shots :-) TFS! Michal

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-03 20:41]

Hi Heinz,
Very interesting photo and notes.
Amazing captured of these "biggest flies" with beautiful colour.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Hi Heinz

Very nice shot. Well composed, good sharpness and detail. Nice work. TFS.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-04 21:57]

Hello Heinz,
Very nice presentation, well composed i like the vivid colours & details, thank you for the note.


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