Syrphid Fly (Eupeodes)

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  1. NateS

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    I believe from the genus Eupeodes
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    first off... holy crap! tack sharp... love it!

    secondly...i've tried like crazy to shoot some bee's, they never hold still long enough!! how???
     
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    i love the sharpness on the eye in the first one. nice work
     
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    Thank you guys. The first image is a single shot...second image is a two image hand focus stack. Due to the angle I had to use two images to get him entirely in focus.

    As for how? Very slow movements and a lot of patience. I tried probably a dozen times in a 5 minute period to shoot him and I got the two shots above out of it. 9 times out of 10 he would fly away as I got close enough to shoot, or he'd land with his bum facing me. Eventually I moved slow enough and he lounged slow enough for me to get decent shots.....then he flew off for good.
     
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    Such a gorgeous fly that I thought I'd give one last bump before he dissapears into the forum.
     
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    Pictures are full of detail and super sharp. Very nice!
     

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