Photo of the Day Contest
Hoverfly by Matt Burrard-Lucas
Sunday, 12th July 2009


by Matt Burrard-Lucas

A hoverfly feeding on pollen from a flower in my garden.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds MK III, MP-E 65mm macro
Matt Burrard-Lucas
I have been a photographer for about five years now and I especially enjoy wildlife and macro photography.
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Hoverfly by Matt Burrard-Lucas was photo of the day on Sunday, 12th July 2009. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


Barbara Rhinehart

12th July 2009 at 2:54 am

WOW!! That is beautiful-GREAT JOB !!

12th July 2009 at 4:23 am

Technically speaking the fly is feeding upon a ring of smaller flowers (called florets) that comprise the “disk” or “button” of some kind of daisy. As is, members of the Compositae family (or daisy family) are really a kind of mega flower comprised of hundreds little flowers. As the daisy matures, the flowers closer to the center begin to bloom, and the button grows “out”. (Sorry for spouting off, but I learned all this after taking pictures of our local daisy types.)


12th July 2009 at 6:41 am

Sick pic bro. Love it.


12th July 2009 at 10:23 am

‘Hello sunflower’ said the short-sighted honey-bee to the bright golden circle. Sorry, I’m a complete novice, guys I thought I was looking at a piccy of a bee hovering over a sunflower until I read the notes. Whatever, beeeeutiful composition, lovely colours, the white petals splaying out from the golden centre give the image a wistful sort of delicacy. Well-deserving POTD, Matt, congrats.

12th July 2009 at 10:28 am

Great photo and great composition!


12th July 2009 at 10:58 am

Wow, wow, wow ( sorry Kylie) Fantastic shot.

12th July 2009 at 1:24 pm

The diameter of the flower ‘eye’ is in perfect proportion to the Hoverfly’ wings, interesting !


13th July 2009 at 12:49 am

visually stunning… wow…

Katherine Lee Strassburg

13th July 2009 at 4:16 am

The shape of the wings make the fly look like an arrow right on target for the bulls eye! I appreciate a photo that shows us what we might otherwise overlook. The sharp focus and bright colors are wonderful.


13th July 2009 at 7:05 am

Terrific composition, with that bilateral symmetry and all those radiating lines, actual and implied, and the delicate tonal variation in the whites. As a variation Why don’t you rotate the shot 90 degrees CCW. I think the result would be interesting.

13th July 2009 at 10:21 am

nice macro very clear focus and pristine colors

15th July 2009 at 4:01 pm

The eyes are in focus so the fact that the rest isn’t quite crisp doesn’t matter; nice shot.


4th August 2009 at 2:05 pm

looks like u were so close to this shot! Congrats!

17th August 2009 at 2:36 pm

love this pics very much..luv the color composition..


13th October 2009 at 10:49 am

This is a view only taken from heaven. Matt, you’re blessed


12th July 2010 at 9:53 am

Great shot that hasnt been repeated here (yet)

12th July 2010 at 1:11 pm

Nice macro!


12th July 2010 at 7:36 pm

Great macro, excellent colors.


12th July 2011 at 1:08 pm

bellissima nitida essenziale

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