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eristalis tenax 2

eristalis tenax 2
Photo Information
Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-x, CZ Macro-Planar T* f2/ 100mm ZK
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 6:38
Viewed: 2165
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The larva of E. tenax is a rat-tailed maggot. It lives in drainage ditches, pools around manure piles, sewage, and similar places containing water badly polluted with organic matter. The larva likely feeds on the abundant bacteria living in these places.
When fully grown, the larva creeps out into drier habitats and seeks a suitable place to pupate. In doing so it sometimes enters buildings, especially barns and basements on farms. The pupa is 1012 mm long, grey-brown, oval, and retains the long tail; it looks like a tiny mouse.
The adult fly that emerges from the pupa is harmless. It looks somewhat like a drone honey bee, and likely gains some degree of protection from this resemblance to a stinging insect. The adults are called drone flies because of this resemblance. Like other hover flies, they are common visitors to flowers, especially in late summer and autumn, and can be significant pollinators.
In its natural habitat, E. tenax is more of a curiosity than a problem, and the adults are beneficial pollinators.


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hallo Nuri
a beauty of a composition with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-11 8:45]

Hello Nuri,
Superb sharp detailed macro of this hoverfly. Beautiful contrasting colours in this photo with a very nice blurred background. Excellent choice of composition.

Ciao Nuri, great capture of lovely hoverfly,beautiful blurry BG, fantastic details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Nuri
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness. Interesting note too!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-11 17:02]

Hhello Nuri,
A super macro image of this little hover fly. You managed to capture it in a fine pose which allows us to view him in wonderful detail. Love the natural colors and clean BG. Your choice of an f/8 aperture resulted in some excellent DOF. Well done!!

Hello Nuri
A superb macro from a good point of view.
Perfect light and detail, nice composition with the flowers. Interesting species
regards yiannis

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-13 6:51]

Hello Nury
What a beautiful macro.Excellent composition and razor sharp image.The details are amasing also great light and colours.
TFS Michel

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