Hover Flies (Flower Flies)

Challenge #19 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is just about hover flies, (Syrphid Flies), NOT bees, wasps, spiders etc. Hover flies look like bees, but are much smaller, and they have very different life styles. They DON'T collect pollen on their back legs, DON'T live in hives, DON'T have bee-like antennae, and they DON'T sting. Drone flies, (Eristalinae sub-species,) with spotted or striped eyes, are also welcome to be entered. The hover flies must be outside, on flowers, leaves, hovering around, or just doing what hover flies do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. Google hover flies; or go to http://bugguide.net/node/view/196/bgpage SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Mellow Yellow
by mdl50
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Sharp hover on a mellow flower. Nothing more to say about it ;-)
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Submitted: Saturday, 3rd November, 2012 07:24 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 18th July, 2009
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: Square cropgave the brst covering of the flower and leads the attention to the hover.
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