animals » 20070418.hoverflies.WAV
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April 22nd, 2007

Buzzing of Hoverflies (Syrphidae) defending their territories, with birds singing in background, and distant (3 Km) rumble of waves on the beach. These insects mimic bees/wasps in their appearance, can remain still in the air (hence their name Hoverflies), and males fight each others in flight. This sample reflects one of these bloodless air combats. Mics were on a tripod in the middle of the insects' territories, so you hear both opponents as they fly around the battlefield. Gear: Sennheiser ME66+MKH30 into Shure FP24, recorded in an Edirol R09 and decoded to M/S stereo with Voxengo free VST plugin.

More info and Hoverfly pics here:
http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_Toxomerus_marginatus.htm)

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    Dr Paul 2 years, 1 month ago

    Perfect for desensitising daughter!!!

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    fegarenia 2 years, 5 months ago

    thanks!!!

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    rewster 2 years, 11 months ago

    Just stumbled upon this recording. Really excellent detail here. Nice work.

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    fornicus 3 years, 10 months ago

    Wow, nice work! Love the birds there as well.

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    dldill 5 years, 6 months ago

    beautiful!

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Type
Wave (.wav)
Duration
01:02:844
Filesize
10.6 MB
Samplerate
44100.0 Hz
Bitdepth
16 bit
Channels
Stereo
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