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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 0:27
Viewed: 1906
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mecoptera (from the Greek: meco- = "long", -ptera = "wings") are an order of insects with about 550 species in nine families worldwide. Mecoptera are sometimes called scorpionflies after their largest family, Panorpidae, in which the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpion. The Bittacidae, or hangingflies, are a prominent family of elongate insects known for their elaborate mating rituals, in which females choose mates based on the quality of gift prey offered by various males.
While modern mecoptera are overwhelmingly predators or consumers of dead organisms, early ones might have played an important role before the evolution of other insects in pollinating extinct gymnosperms.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Siggi,
Excellent setting and excellent photo of this Mecoptera scorpionfly,great sharp details,very fine colors and compozition.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-04 4:57]

Hello Siggi,
This is a new one for me and a really fierce looking one at that. As always you have captured your subject with precise detail and natural coloration.
love the composition and wonderful DOF you managed to obtain. Great work!!

Ciao Siegfried.
Un’altra splendida immagine di Scorpionfly,splendidi dettagli e una notevole nitidzza splendidi colori ben definiti molto, molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.

Hello Siggi,
A terrific macro with fine colors, sharpness & details. Very nicely composed & presented with an attractive POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Czesc Siggi,
bardzo ladne kolejne makro. Super ostrosc. I w ogole ten insekt :)
Udanej niedzieli.
Trzymaj kciuki:
1. za jutrzejsza wycieczke dzien po dniu w Tatrach
2. 23 sierpnia jedziemy do Grecji na pare dni. Chcialbym zdobyc Olimp i zaprezentowac zdjecia :)

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
nice composition on this flower
greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
great macro shot of this female Scorpionfly with excellent sharpness and lovely details. I especially like the perfectly chosen POV, the natural colours and the nicely blurred background. Fantastic capture, my compliments!
Best wishes,

Hello Siegfried,
Wonderful macro with great clarity and very nice colors. Impressive details, sharpness and WB. I love the contrast against the background. Very nice species.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-04 12:47]

Hello Siggi,
Another fantastic macro in superb sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours with a lovely matching background. Fantastic composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-04 15:15]

Hi Siggi,this is very common in my country too,especially this year,and i like a lot your very original way to take this beautiful insect.The choice of point of view makes the difference,spectacular details and colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-05 2:07]

Hello Siggi,
Ein feines und schön gestaltetes Bild der so speziellen Skorpionsfliege. Die gibt es bei uns auch, habe sie dieses Jahr nicht so oft gesehen. Schöne Farben auch.
Einen angenehmen Sonntag wünscht Dir

hello Siegfried,
very interesting fly. well composed and great sharp picture with perfect colour.
best wishes.

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