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Scorpion fly

Scorpion fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax 5D, Sigma macro 90mm f2.8
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-02 13:08
Viewed: 3732
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A strange-looking insect, the male of which has a scorpion-like, upturned abdomen. Flight weak and at rest holds wings flat. Head has beak-like downward projection used in feeding; scavenges dead animals, including contents of spiders' webs, and ripe fruit. Seen May-July in hedgerows and among brambles.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-02 13:25]

Hi Ton,
Really strange and beautiful insect that I never say before. Perfect details and pov.
TFS, Josť M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-02 13:43]

This is great, I took a picture of one of these in the summer but didn't post it because I couldn't find out what it was. I love the composition, perfect DOF, great POV and really sharp



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-02 14:00]

Hello Ton,
Excellent capture of the Scorpion fly, razor sharp and natural colours in this very nice composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-02 19:48]

Excelente Ton, nitidez, detalles, y pov...buen disparo... saludos

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-01-03 9:23]

Hi Ton,
Beautiful shot, with sharply detailed patterns on the wings and very nice compo.

Nice sharp detail great background good light and contrast interesting insect rgds Necip P.T.

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