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Panorpa communis

Panorpa communis
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Copyright: Ania Jazdzewska (jazdzurka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-28 7:36
Viewed: 4517
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here I am presenting the representative of Mecoptera (scorpion flies, wojsiłki in Polish). It is female of Panorpa communis (as far as I am concerned).

The characteristic feature of scorpion flies is upturned end of the abdomen in male and mouthparts forming a stout beak. These inscets fly is shady places. They eat dead matter or fruits.

Source: M. Chinery - "Domino guide to the insects of Britain and Western Europe".

Picture was cropped, I made it also a little bit brighter and sharpen.

Thanks for visiting

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Nice details, sharpness and color composition are good.
Best regards,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-28 7:56]

Czesc Ania!

Ha, co my tu mamy tym razem :-) Bardzo ladne makro pani wojsiłkowej. Pieknie widoczne szczegoly na skrzydlach i pasy na odwloku. Troszke przeszkadzaja trawy w tle, ale nie ma sie co czepiac.
Ja dzisiaj prezent dla Radka wrzucilem :-)

Hello Ania,

Very nice picture of this panorpa. Excellent clarity and sharpness. I like the transparency of the wings. I just remarked they had 4 wings. Most of the time, when resting, the wings are well joined together and when they fly, they are too fast to see all the four wings.
Very good light and colours.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-28 8:12]

Hi Ania.
You managed to create a very attractive shot of the scorpion fly. I am impressed with excellent soft lighting and fine delicate colours. Crisp sharpness of the insect combines with pleasant smooth BG greatly. Well done and TFS.

Hola Ania, buen macro, con una buena definición, luz y color. Un saludo

Hello Ania,
The DOF is maybe a bit shallow but otherwise no negative critiques whatsoever.
Beautiful insect.

Bella macro di questo insetto scorpione, ottimi POV e composizione con la posa sui fili d'erba, molto buona la nitidezza, ma la parte posteriore dell'insetto č OOF, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Ania,
Firstly thanka a lot for visiting my poor gallery:). As come for your shot, it is absolutely perfect captured in all around! Great details and DOF. TFS this mecopteran fly.
Have a nice Sunday!!


Hello Ania,
Good to hear from you after some considerable lapse of time and thanks for your kind words on my recent picture.
You have done a great job of capturing this Scorpion Fly from a perspective that gives full details on the insect from top to bottom.
The focus is spot on and the colours and details are just perfect.
TFS and regards.

Hi Ania, splendid macro with great details and excellent sharpness, perfect focus, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2008-07-02 0:52]

Bardzo fajna jakosc i informacje. Ja tez tego owada mam i wlasnie tu wstawilem. Wybacz za wypozyczenie tytulu.
Pozdr. Al.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 5:49]

Hi Ania,
Wonderful close-up shot of this great looking Scorpion Fly with very impressive sharpness, colours and details. I like this natural setting and your chosen POV and DOF. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

I really like the composition on this photo.The vertical pose looks great. Good focus too.

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