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°Conops flavipes°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 10:04
Viewed: 2754
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Conops flavipes order Diptera
Adults reach body lengths of 9 - 13 mm. Their bodies have a blue-black base colour with yellow markings. Their colouration mimics that of their larvae’s host insects
The head is large, looks swollen up and is dark brown to black in colour. On him there is a short, thick trunk. These insects have a short, thick proboscis. The forehead is yellow at the sides and bears a transparent cyst (the identifying characteristic for all Conopidae). Their compound eyes are large and striking and allow them to see well. The antennae are black with a brown 3rd segment, fan-shaped and stand on humplike black projections which have yellow edges, and (as well as the trunk) the antennae are longer than the head.
Conops flavipes have a wingspan of about 20 mm. The wings are transparent, brown at their base, long and narrow and have a life expectancy of 3 - 4 months. Their preferred habitats are open areas with sufficient and varied vegetation. This includes meadows, dry grasslands or roadsides.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 4/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/16.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-31 18:30
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 201 kb

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hello Sergio
very good compo with great details and super sharpness
beautful colours and nice light
greeting lou

Ciao Sergio,
Una macro con una meravigliosa complessità di linee e colori, il POV è supremo, e che fiore bianco produce un suggestivo contrasto di un bug molto dettagliato. Buon lavoro, grazie per la condivisione, la settimana felice per te!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2010-12-19 12:23]

Beato te che hai la macchina che va oltre gli f/8 della mia,con questo bianco soleggiatissimo io sarei andato in m.... ehehe...risultato delizioso,ottima nitidezza e composizione.Buona settimana e complimenti anche per le scelte musicali su FB.Luciano.

Ciao Sergio. Ottima profondità lavvove serve! E gradevole luce che hai trattato con i guanti...bianchi.


Ciao Sergio,
Beautiful wasp macro with fantastic contrast, great exposure and nice golden color tones + excellent DoF. POV and composition are also fascinating - this is a fabulous masterpiece, even with the small background noise you forgot to remove.
Ciao e grazie, Ladislao

Hello Sergio,
What an interesting capture with splendid colours and very fine details.
Brilliant composition with excellent blurred background.

Ciao Sergio,
altra grande immagine di questa finta vespa su questo bellissimo fiore bianco.Ottimi dettagli e luce. Un saluto, Paolo

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