Massive HoverFly

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by mrtac2man, May 29, 2007.

  1. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    someone told me these are hoverflys.. they are huge.. this is 1:1 on my sigma 105 hand held.. only way I could get this close was to hold the camera away from me and look threw the viewfinder and hold the shutterbutton down till it locked focus and the camera was about a 1ft or so from my eye and I could just see the hoverfly in the finder..
    No crop just resized for here


    and my 1st skipper of the year..

  2. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Man that is one big fly:)

    So that's a "skipper". The one I shot had strips on its legs, looking like a zebra (couple of posts down). Tiny guys and gals:)

    Nice images.
  3. vettenut


    Feb 27, 2006
    Tolland CT
    Tim, excellent shots, the eye on the fly is the strangest shape, not round or oval, basically square, never saw anything quite like that before. - Jeff
  4. The fly is a Hover Fly (Merodon equestris - Narcissus bulb fly),.

    As posted by Harry S. earlier.

    Bob F.