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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: 2014-03-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 15:05
Viewed: 1652
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large Bee-fly, Bombylius major, is a bee mimic. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps.
The adult is 14 to 18 millimetres (0.55 to 0.71 in) in length, squat and very hairy, with a wingspan of around 24 mm (0.94 in). It has dark patches on the anterior half of the wings and long hairy legs that dangle while in flight. The very long proboscis is used to feed on the nectar of many species of flower, especially primroses. While its wings continue to beat its front legs grip the flower and its long rigid beak is inserted to collect the nectar.
Bearing a mimetic resemblance to bees their body is stout and furry, with the top of the thorax being black and shiny and the pile either brown, yellow, or white. They have long spindly legs as well as a long rigid proboscis found in the front of the head. Their boldly patterned wings have a distinct dividing border through the horizontal middle between the dark and clear portions. Their antennae are typically very short and pointed. In the field they will be seen hovering and darting above bare ground or flowers, in an up-and-down movement, accompanied by a high-pitched buzz.

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Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/6
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2014-03-12 17:05
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 185 kb

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-12 15:06]
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Ma dai..è piu' bella quella di facebook..cambiala!!

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-03-12 19:43]

Meraviglioso retroilluminato cattura, evidenziando così la pelosità che ricopre il corpo di questo Bombylius major. Congratulazioni, Sergio!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Mr.
照的清晰 很漂亮的小蟲
顏色鮮豔華麗 這個角度很突出 特別顯眼 令人激賞
光線亮麗 花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 謝謝分

another wonderful macro of yours!! fantastic details and decent colours - very nice.
best regards

Hallo Sergio
great composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Sergio,
Very good NOTE about this attracted species.Well captured and nicely managed exposure.Even hairs and cobweb is well vsisble against deep green BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

A stunning macro of this bee mimic, my friend Sergio.
The details are very sharp and I love the POV you've chosen!!

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