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Chrysogaster solstitialis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 16 July 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Chrysogaster solstitialis (NL: Donker dolfijntje / EN: Chrysogaster solstitialis / DE: Gemeine Smaragdschwebfliege / FR: Chrysogastre estivale)
is a European species of hoverfly. This species has particularly dark wings. Though the abdomen is black and unmarked, the thorax of the female has a purple sheen and the scutellum often has a blue-grey dusting. It can be found on umbellifers in damp places from late May to October, peaking in July and August.


Image: Schilde (BE) – 12/06/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie compositie en een prachtige scherpte. Ik wens je een aangename dag.

16 Jul 2012 6:39am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

tres jolie macro ,perchée sur sa fleur !

16 Jul 2012 7:01pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Knappe belichting op de bloem waardoor je een goed contrast creeërt tegenover de egaalgroene achtergrond. Grappige houding, net of ie een duiksprong gaat nemen. :)

16 Jul 2012 7:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic macro! Gorgeous color and detail!

16 Jul 2012 9:34pm

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful balance.

20 Jul 2012 12:02pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/30 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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