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Bee or wasp?

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 12 November 2008 in Plant & Nature.

FUJIFILM FinePix S9500 1/600 second F/5.0 ISO 80 7 mm

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Jean-Michel from BRUSSELS, Belgium

Hi Helen,
Very nice close up and warm colors !
You can see some in my portfolio.
Have a nice day... ;-)

None of them : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrphe_ceintur%C3%A9

12 Nov 2008 8:56am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


12 Nov 2008 9:23am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Not sure which one it is. Nice shot though.

12 Nov 2008 12:57pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It looks a little like what we call "hoverflies".

12 Nov 2008 3:15pm

aLv|N from Melbourne, Australia

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12 Nov 2008 3:25pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Great macro!! Beautiful colours, Helen and fantastic clarity!! And yes it is a hover fly.

13 Nov 2008 2:37am

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Nice shot. I think it's indeed a "hoverfly", with the mimic of a wasp.

15 Nov 2008 4:31pm

Mehdi from Sydney, Australia

Helen, I think it's a nice macro, although if you could mange your DoF to blur the flower by higher aperture or decreasing your distance to subject you could capture better shot.

15 Nov 2008 10:53pm