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Long-legged fly

Long-legged fly
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-09 13:27
Viewed: 2982
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fly belonging to the family dolichopodidae. Poecilobothrus nobilitatus , female I think.
Those flies are never found very far from water. The males have a whitish spot at the apex of the wings, and display an elaborate courtship behavior, litterally dancing around the females. They also fight and try to displace each others.
Although the species is quite common, it tends to be overlooked because of their small size : approx 5 mm.To the naked eye, they look like nothing to write home about, but see what the close-up does to them !

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Hi Philippe. Amazing eye of this roberfly. Such fine details around the head with hairy details. Excellent framing and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-10 4:20]

Very interesting species of fly with great eyes, well done. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-10 4:22]

Bonjour Philippe,
Je pense avoir la même mouche dans mes archives. En fait je l'avais photographiée près d'un étang. Les yeux sont impressionnnants! Des difficultés à trouver l'ID exacte même pour les spécialistes. Pas facile de les photographier vue leur petite taille.

Fine introduction for this Long-legged fly, Philippe! Extreme macro!
George Veltchev

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