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Hoverflies. (Episyrphus balteatus)

Hoverflies. (Episyrphus balteatus)

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Steve Ashforth

Free Account, Lincoln

Hoverflies. (Episyrphus balteatus)

Here is a picture of two Hoverflies enjoying a rest on a Wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum).

Taken using a Sigma 105mm Macro lens with a small touch of fill flash to lift the detail on their gossamer wings.

This is a migrant species of Hoverfly, which is very common throughout Britain from April to November.

Comments 2

  • katy taylor 04/09/2009 12:39

    i think this is a fantastic shot!!!!
    very sharp and the details are brilliant!

    nice work!
  • Sally Dunn 15/07/2009 22:38

    Ah they look like twins!! (I should know, I am one!) I love that they are sitting on a teasel, it is such a lovely word and flower! Brilliant shot.