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    hover fly in my garden

    hover fly in my garden

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    Hi Jason
    this is a very difficult shot! and you did quite well,
    unfortunatey, the focus is near the leg when it should be on the "eye"
    perhaps next time you can try with a smaller aperture to increase depth of field. be aware of not decrease shutter speed!
    hope this helps
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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    Looks like you got it going on to me, Jason!

    Keep 'em coming!

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    thankyou terry

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    thankyou nicola it does

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    Not spot on but good attempt these guys can be so difficult to catch the focus right

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    yes it was not easy,as could only get it on manual focus
    Last edited by jason lyons; 12th April 2012 at 04:58 PM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    An Eristalis pertinax I would think, Jason.

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    hmm not sure about that,what do u mean geoff ?

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    Re: hover fly in my garden

    The hind tibia is partly yellow and the front and mid tarsus seem totally yellow. Which would make this an Eristalis pertinax species.

    Although a better view of the head would confirm if there was definitely a dark face stripe. If the face is completely clear Eristalis arbustorum is possible.

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