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Band-eyed Drone Fly


Band-eyed Drone Fly
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Copyright: rei segali (uncle_litchi) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 31] (428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 18-55mm EFS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-04 4:09
Viewed: 2963
Points: 10
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Eristalinus taeniops.
this wonderfull fly doing mimicry to honeybees. the mimicry is a technique of camouflage. in this technique the animal who doing the mimicry look like a dangerous animal. in this case to honeybee that have a venom sting, and come in high numbers.


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rei, suberb....excellent...
cheers
chris

Congratulation for this truly difficult capture Rei! Did you now that those wings beat almost 200 times per second!!! Impresive indeed! Bravo!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-04 8:12]

Hi Rei
Great capture in deed .You had perfectely frozen the with the exception of the wings and base on George comment I'm not surpise.Very sharp image with great detail and beautiful colors including OOF BG
TFS Michel

Wow Rei
incredible technique to capture it in flight!
Tfs
Tom

Hello Rei,
Lovely capture, with great timing and fantastic colours. The movement of wings is very well captured, with good focus of the striped eyes. Well done! Cheers,
Catherine

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