Close up in flight of a Hoverfly from our garden last week. I am fascinated by these little insects They can move and change height at the blink of an eye.They also stay still long enough to photograph.

Hampshire UK.
Nikon 18-55mmVr lens, hand held. 1/320s, f 6.3, ISO 200. Shutter priority, no flash.


insect, hoverfly, nature

I am a 53 year old ageing Hippy with a love of nature . A romantic at heart but sadly single. I used to be a decorator but since my father became ill I have given up my business to care for him full time . When I have time to myself I like nothing more than to get out into the woods or the countryside and capture the sights around me. I hope you enjoy seeing what I see. Thanks for viewing. Kind regards Mark.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

  • Thank you Julie your very kind .All the best ,Mark.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    wow! what a nice flight! very clear and sharp with bright colors. cute!

  • Thanks Manon, it took quite a few shots but I got it in the end.

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  • Sunchia
    Sunchiaalmost 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Raphael.

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  • supergold
    supergoldalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thank you very much.

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  • jules572
    jules572almost 3 years ago

    WOW!, he sure looks determined to get somewhere Mark. SUPER! shot, nice focus and Bokeh…Jules

  • Thanks Jules it took alot of shots to get this one but it was worth it . Thank hevens for digital ,with film it would have cost a fortune.

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  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickalmost 3 years ago

    LOL…this is awesome! Great focus. Robyn :)

  • Many thanks Robyn , I hope your enjoying your weekend. Kind regards mark.

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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic, excellent timing and to catch it in mid air is wonderful.

  • Thanks Gary, Have a great weekend mate.

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  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 3 years ago

    Love a mid-flight shot, super!! :O)

  • Thank you very much Vanessa it took a while but I got there in the end ,thank heavens for digital.

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  • Ron117
    Ron117almost 3 years ago

    The number of shots i have discarded of this very insect, made me think it was impossible, and now i have seen it done and i will have to keep trying. A great capture Mark, a lovely Fav

  • Thanks Ron, I to have tried many times to get these in flight , I have many shots of empty space and blurry smudges. This one out of 20 I took that day worked . I was so surprised !

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  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Same to you Mark.

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