Syrphid Fly

Uploaded: June 09, 2010 04:01:15


(possibly Toxomerus marginatus)

Micro-Nikkor 105 mm, PB-4 Bellows, Vivitar 285 Flash


Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic June 09, 2010

Very impressive macro. Nice work!

David Guzman June 09, 2010

Bob, except for the "chopped" right wing, this is an outstanding hoverfly image! I love it! #8682779

Bob Cammarata June 09, 2010

Thanks "Archie" and David for your comments.

This little guy was quite tiny and twitching around as I was attempting to manually focus on it's eyes and abdomen...while balancing a tripod-mounted camera and bellows in a precarious position.
A fast shutter and flash froze everything but the limited DOF in extreme macro rendered that right wing a bit out of focus.

Bob #8682962

Melissa G. Meiselman July 12, 2010

Congratulations on this most impressive finalist!!! #8752788

Carol Eade level-addict July 12, 2010

Outstanding image, Bob, congratulations! #8754111

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8762250

Bob Cammarata July 15, 2010

Thanks Melissa, Carol and Nancyj.

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