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Anthrax Beefly

Anthrax Beefly
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, CANON EFS 18-55MM 1:3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 7:01
Viewed: 1881
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthrax is a genus of Bombyliid flies, commonly known as "bee-flies" due to their resemblance to bees. Most are dull black flies, and are usually small to medium in size, 4–20 millimetres (0.2–0.8 in), and many species have striking wing patterns. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, thus are pollinators of flowers. They superficially resemble bees, thus are commonly called bee flies, and this may offer the adults some protection from predators

Beyond me to find out the correct species.
Most probably Tribe: Exoprosopini and
maybe Balaana Gigantea
Help appreciated?

This is taken handheld, in early morning cloudy conditions.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的蜂
顏色鮮豔 翅膀顏色最美麗
光線亮麗 姿式有趣逗人
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-13 8:19]

Hello Himanshu,
In the note stands that the fly is black. It is a bit blue in the photo. The sharpness and details are very good and a very nice composition.

Ciao Himanshu, great macro of fantastic antrax, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Himanshu
very nice fly to see with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Namaste Himanshu,
Beautiful capture.Nice sharp picture with good details.Nice wings.Water droplets added a different look.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Himanshu,
nice macro. Many details. Great point of view. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-13 12:20]

A perfect position to take the best body and wings details,how is nice this small bee fly,the wings desing is very beautiful,great capture whit excellent quality despite the cloudy day.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-13 16:53]

Himanshu Salve! Magistral macro of this bee-fly.
Thanks for bringing this rare species to base TrekNature images.

Greetings from Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello

Hello Himanshu
What a nice picture of this Bombyliid
you captured this beautifully in a difficult light condition, but the sharpness and colour is very perfect.
best wishes,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-13 22:00]

excellent sharpness. good lighting and contrast. nicely presented. tfs.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-11-14 0:58]

Hi Himanshu,
Very good capture ..
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

Interesting subject Himanshu! Beautiful photo too! Good composition, wonderful soft lighting and very good sharpness.

Hello Himanshu,
This Bee-fly was captured with excellent sharp detail and color. Even the droplet of moisture is clearly visible and taken from a perfect POV. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Hello Himanshu,
Nice capture with fine details and excellent clarity,lovely natural colours saturation and POV.

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