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this 4 mm long leggy fly is Neurigona quadrifasciata (Fabr. 1781) (Diptera; Dolichopodidae; Langbeinfliegen). Since it has three stripes on the abdomen it is called "quadrifasciata" :-). The animal is preying on tiny insects. The forelegs show black combs, used during prenuptials. The male abdomen has a complicated system of claspers that only fit with female copulatory organs of the same species. The animal inhabits forests in Middle and Southern Europe. The species has not been shown before on TN.
Technical stuff: a tiny insect in the forest: a flash is needed. The dark background cannot always be avoided. And you have a very narrow DOF, you see it on the linden bark.
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very good macro with great details and lovely colours
Dietrich, this is an excellent macro. Amazing sharpness and great background. Thanks for your comment on my 'Dragging His Catch' photo. I appreciate it very much. Bill
- [2011-08-01 14:45]
A fine job of getting a macro-portrait of this delicate, little creature. Nice and sharp with a pleasant out of focus background. An excellent photo!