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Metalimnobia quadrimaculata


Metalimnobia quadrimaculata
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 1:48
Viewed: 3312
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser known long-legged backyard inhabitants (8):

I want you to meet another of the big, long-legged Crane flies (Diptera; Limoniidae; Metalimnobia quadrimaculata (L.); Gefleckte Stelzmücke). It seems to be unable to sort out its legs but in reality the fly is wonderfully adapted for locomotion on grass covered ground.

ID: The site of J. Lindsay (www.commanster.eu/commanster.html) helped a lot. Again it is notable that the fly does not belong to the family of Tipulidae but of Limoniidae. The difference lies in the number of antennal segments and the wing venation.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-16 1:51]

Hello Dietrich
A fine close up with vivid colors and great details
regards
Razvan

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-16 3:57]

Hi Dietrich,
Beautiful capture.Sharpness,POV,colors,lighting and composition are perfect.
Thanks for posting..

Hi Dietrich,
zur Zeit kann ich wieder eine Menge von Dir lernen. Bislang waren das Schnaken für mich, das Wort Stelzmücke gab's nicht in meinem Vokabular. Dank Dir werde ich im nächsten Jahr besser auf diese langbeinigen Insekten achten - sich sind ja schon recht abstrakt, schau' Dir dieses Gesicht an - und dieser riesige Buckel ...
Danke schön, ich wünsch' Dir einen schönen Tag.
Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-16 5:54]

Very good macro of this Fly, great colors and very good sharpness and details!

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-16 9:17]

Dietrich
Wonderful capture!
Very sharp details and colors.
Horia

Lieber Dieter!

Trotz Eis- und Schneekristallen sowie sanften Formen unter verschneiten Bäumen ist es angenehm, in deine Welt der Insekten zu tauchen. Deine Serie über die "Langbeiner" (schade sind's nicht Zweibeiner...) ist beeindruckend und lehrreich. Vielen Dank dafür!

As liebs Grüessli

Markus

Dietrich
Wonderful Metalimnobia quadrimaculata !
Very sharp details and lovely colors.
Mariana

Gran ampliación con una interesante mezcla de formas y colores. Precioso trabajo Dietrich:


Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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