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Eristalis tenax

Eristalis tenax
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Copyright: Sinan AKTOLGA (aktolga) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 44] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Skylight 1A
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-26 5:38
Viewed: 3638
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eristalis tenax
is a widespread species that has been introduced to South Africa, where it is common.

The adult of Eristalis tenax (common name: Dronefly) in appearance bears a close resemblance to a honeybee. The larva has a long thin tail. Thus it is called a rat-tailed larva. It lives in stagnant water, farmyard drains, etc. A female drone fly can lay 100 to 200 eggs (sometimes even more). It takes about 15 days untill the larvae pupate. The adult hatches after another 10-15 days.


Thank you for correcting my mistake AndyB and PDP

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-26 5:43]
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A very detailed capture.
Excellent composition and superb colours,great DOF.
This a hoverfly and not a bee,its a bee mimic.I dont know the ID of this one though.
Excellent work,very well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-26 5:53]
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HI Sinan, nice colourful shot but you must be careful about giving precise identifications, this isn't a bee at all, as Andy says. This is a hoverfly -Eristalis tenax a female. Good composition and nice colours.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-26 6:47]
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Çok güzel bir makro çalışması.Işık ,canlı renkler,arının netliği çok güzel.İlle bir kusur bulmak gerekirse arka plandaki binaların yeteri kadar flu olmadığı söylenebilir.Belki üst tarafı kırpmanız daha hoş olabilirdi.Ancak çalışmanızı çok beğendiğimi tekrar ifade edeyim.
Ellerinize sağlık!

Wonderful macro Sinan!
Sharpness,details,DOF and composition are perfect.I agree with Şebnem,you should be croped or blured BG.
Ellerinize sağlık!

Sinan, I like your POV very much. Excellent DOF, details and sharpness here. Only nit is the BG that includes the house. I might've cloned a patch of green from a section of your BG, filled in, then applied a 4 pixel layer of gaussian blur over the top...It's a great shot of your dronefly, nonetheless!!

Very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof . Very good composition.

Very nice capture Sinan,
Excellent colours and details. Great composition. As already stated, the BG is a bit disturbing, but takes nothing away from this great shot.
Thanks for posting

This is a wonderful shot Sinan and one Id be very proud to own. Funny enough I find the BG interesting and a change from the norm. The details on the fly and flower are marvelous, very well done.

Very good macro of this hoverfly, Sinan.
Great DOF, maybe little to great. Very good details, nice colours and composition.
Well done.

Very interesting shot, showing clearly the buildings in the BG. Sinan, our DSC-F717 F:8 is unique, and you have shown here perfectly. The dronefly is amazing. Great shot.

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