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Copyright: Peter Roos (batu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E1, Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5-22, Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-22 5:18
Viewed: 2236
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This insect with small head, large eyes and comparatively giant wings belongs to the insect order Neuroptera.
Its name is
- Osmylus fulvicephalus
- family: Osmylidae

* Wachmann E., Saure C (1997) Netzflügler, Schlamm- und Kamelhalsfliegen. Beobachtung, Lebensweise. – Naturbuch Verlag, Augsburg.

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Hello Peter,
That is a very rare insect for me. I never met her in my trips. Splendid focus and sharpness.
Exceptional clarity, fantastic contrast against the background and great details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-22 6:22]

Hallo Peter,
Splendid presentation of this insect in great sharpness, details and very beautiful clear colours. Taken from a perfect POV in a nice composition with a beautiful blurred background.

Superb image of a rarely seen insect, Peter.
TFS and regards.

Ciao Peter, fantastic macro of lovely with beautioful trasparent wings, nice blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
A beautiful cappture of this nice insect taken from a good POV with great sharp details and natural colours. I also like composition and OOF BG. Well done!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-22 8:22]

Hello Peter,
splendid image of this Osmylidae!
Great sharpness and detail, splendid natural colours, excellent POV, very nice background.Fantastic eye.
Thanks for sharing

interesting insect, nice capture, TFS Ori

hallo Peter
I like this pose of this little beauty
great details and super sharpness with very nice colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-22 15:24]

Hi Peter,it's a very rare insect to see on TN and it's rare too to see a fantastic pic like your.I know how is little and how isn't easy to take a capture like your,i know very well its sister,the Chrysoperla,and how many error in my memory taking this specie..ehhee..my great great compliments,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Interesting species and great macro Peter! Very good composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive!

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-22 22:29]

Bonjour Peter,
Superbe image de cet insecte dans un bel environnement.
Bonne netteté

Very nicely done! I find Neuroptera so fascinating, and often not very easily photographed. I very much enjoy the POV, the natural colours and the out of focus background. The chosen DOF has the insect in focus and the background quite neutral, so it all works nicely together. Have a great weekend!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-10-23 8:40]

Precise job, Peter.
I like wonderful framing of the scene, fine position of the cute insect, ultimate details of the main character. Lights and colours are very nice too.
Best regards and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-24 5:03]

Guten Tag Peter,
Mit etwas Verspätung entdecke ich dieses sonderbare Insekt, das nur selten auf TN gezeigt wurde. Es sieht den Ameisenlöwen, die ich in Bürchen gesehen habe ähnlich, ist aber wahrscheinlich kleiner. Ein hübsches rötliches Köpfchen (fulvicephalus)und wunderbare Flügel hat diese Kreature, die Du so schön auf einem Blattende fotografiert hast. Interessanter und sehr schöner Beitrag
Herzlich grüsst

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