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A Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax [thanks, Kane Slater]) diligently guards a small territory above a pond. This little critter chased away any insect that dared intrude, including other fly species, damselflies and crane flies.

Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640s, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 400

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC
11 May 2010

I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • Kane Slater
    Kane Slateralmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture…looks to me like a Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)

  • Thank you much, Kane, and for the ID.

    – Wolf Read

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyalmost 5 years ago

    Lol, absolutely love the title and this stunning capture!

  • Thank you much, SylviaHardy.

    – Wolf Read

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Incredible shot……well done. – Dennis

  • Thank you much, Dennis.

    – Wolf Read

  • jaffa
    jaffaover 4 years ago

    hand held! cracking shot.

  • Thank you much, jaffa.

    – Wolf Read

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