Diemerbos collection
Diemen, near Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Hover fly on a purple thistle flower :)

Hoverfly – wikipedia

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Actually, it was the first time using my Tamron lens in tele-macro setting … wow, that’s a whole different experience, lol ! I’ll definitely have to practice more with that :)
TAGS : animals, insects, invertebrates, hoverfly, diemerbos, eye, flower, flowers, invertebrates, macro, purple, thistle, winged

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Excellent, i love his markings.

  • Yes, this one looks very wasp-like… but is very innocent – lol – thanks Joy! :)

    – steppeland

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 5 years ago

    Awesome close-up.

  • Thank you so much, Jonice! :)

    – steppeland

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64over 5 years ago

    What a fantastic shot, splendid great. ..Jozef

  • Aww, thank you so much, Jozef! I really appreciate :)

    – steppeland

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    Well-captured and well-composed. Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Gili!

    – steppeland

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonabout 5 years ago

    WOW, beautiful capture! Excellently done!

  • Thanks a lot, Brendan. Glad you like it! (dank je wel! :) )

    – steppeland

  • Melinda Gaal
    Melinda Gaalabout 5 years ago

    Great macro! Well done.

  • Thanks a lot, Melinda, glad you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 5 years ago

    Erg fraai en lekker scherp!

  • Veel dank, Hans!

    – steppeland

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotabout 5 years ago

    Very Close Encounter Of the Winged Kind :o)
    Everything a macro should be : Focus, comp, lighting, bokeh.
    The nearest eye with its catchlight and the closer wing with its detail. Wahoo !!

  • You’re a master in analysing an image… Thank you so much for such a great comment! (all smile here! )

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

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