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Eristalinus: Night shots | by johnhallmen
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Eristalinus: Night shots

Eristalinus sp. | Syrphidae

 

Here are some single exposure shots of a rather photogenic hover fly from the genus Eristalinus.

 

I was out at night with a flash light and found the flies resting on some pink/purple wild flowers where I had seen them feeding earlier in the day. I couldn't get a decent shot of them during the day since they were very active and quite skittish.

 

Micro-nikkor 105mm f/4 + Raynox MSN-202 (+25 diopter).

 

Lighting: Single SB-400 mounted on Manfrotto 819-1 hydrostatic arm, diffused through white plastic yoghurt container attached to the Raynox-lens. A small handheld aluminum reflector from behind

 

See below for more shots!

 

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Taken on July 15, 2010