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Bibio marci

Bibio marci
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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-25 7:47
Viewed: 4471
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Maartse Vlieg of Rouwvlieg -- St. Mark's fly

Despite their name St. Mark's Flies (also known as Fever Flies) are mosquitoes and not flies. The females usually have small eyes, but the males have very big eyes indeed and that's why they're called flies. In springtime you often find numerous small fly looking mosquitoes of the Bibio generus. Dilophus species also appear in spring, but their small eyes give them away easily. And then there are many other species of small black flies and mosquitoes around in spring, most of which are simply called Black Flies. You'll have to consult an expert to tell all the species apart (not that I am one).

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Very nice macro Hans!
Sharpness,DOF,pastel colors of flowers
and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hans, Really like your composition and the interesting plant the fly is on..Great POV, details and contrast..Great macro..

Great macro and a good sharpness. Nice work. Thanks sharing.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-04-25 10:36]

composition and colors are so beautilful..
thanks for sharing

A great shot, love the composition.
And the contrast of colours here are superb.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-25 16:55]

A great capture and very good composition.
The details are excellent,not easy to get on these black flies.
Great work,well done.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-04-25 19:00]

Well I have already seen this as you know, Hans, and I love it. I think what is so striking here aside from the fabulous detail you have managed to capture and the awesome lighting, is the black fly against the creamy delicate yellow flowers. Truly a feast for the eyes!

Very good macro, Hans.
The composition is very nice, good colours and very good sharpness.
Very well done.

Nice composition, beautiful soft colours.
Good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-04-26 5:11]

perfect light, details, colours! amazing shot.

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