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Tasteful bee!

Tasteful bee!
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak easyshare C613
Exposure: f/4.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Robberflies of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 16:18
Viewed: 5129
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A robber fly that looks like a bumblebee is an active predator using it similarity with the big Hymenoptera for hunting.
Magnifying glass as macro lens, bit cropped
Insect size: 5 cm aprox.
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Hi Hernan!
I am sorry, I am just marking to do not overlook this very interesting picture. I'll be back soon :)
Friendly yours,

It's spectacular, Hernan, a fantastic moment in excellent sharpness and with sunny colours.
Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Hernan,
splendida foto di questo Asilide dai colori superbi.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-10 1:13]

Hi Hernan,

It is a very good macro. It is interesting that you have been able to catch this moment with the predator and it's pray. You have an excelent DOF and good colors.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-10 3:07]

Ciao Herman,modo molto interessante di mostrare questa ape,colori e dettagli perfetti,grande lavoro,ciao Luciano

Hi Hernan
Great robber fly action shot. Great moment, good sharpness and DOF, perfect background I like it very much

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-10 5:28]

Hi Hernan.
Excellent picture of the robber fly. I like crisp sharpness of the image, rich impressive colours and superb smooth colourful BG. Despite the bode of the insect is looked a bit underexposed, shot is executed perfectly. My best wishes and regards.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-02-11 4:18]

Hola Hernan
que buena captura y momento..
la nitidez eta perfecta en ambos insectos..
me gusta la luz incidente...



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-11 10:04]

Hi Hernan,
Outstanding action shot with immaculate sharpness. Nice action freezed. The hairy robberfly looks scary. Great lighting and DOF. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-02-12 14:10]

WOW Hernan!!!

I'm very impressed by this fly!!! This Asilidae looks very like a bumblebee! Other insects doesn't care of the hymenoptera and get then easily caught by the fly!

Excellent picture showing us how easy it is for this predator to capture a prey! The nice bg help us to see all the action!

Great picture and TFS!


Soberba foto Hernan,
Obrigado por compartir

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