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Parageron gratus

Parageron gratus
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Cobo (Cobo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, 105mm 1:2.8 Sigma
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-13 10:43
Viewed: 1592
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little insect belong to the family of the Bombilidae, subfamily Usiinidae, Tribu Usiini, Genus Parageron gratus.
They are very small (4-5 milimetros) and enjoy to spend long time inside the flowers like this Calendula.
Have a nice day.

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Hello Jose

Excellent macro of this insect, fine POV and the way it is framed
diagonally in the image, beautiful light and color tones,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-13 16:46]

Hi Jose,beautiful springtime preview,with a great macro of this small bombilidaea,impressive sharpness and a magnificent orange carpet too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-13 17:07]

Hello Jose,
A wonderful close up image of this bee fly displaying exceptional detail and beautiful well balanced colors. I like its black and yellow banded abdomen and the black and tan markings on its upper body. The bright yellow petals make a great BG. The exposure is right on the money.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2017-03-14 2:01]

nice details on the wings. colors are beautiful too

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2017-03-14 11:05]

Excellent macro, Jose!

Fine details on a lovely background.



Marvellous macro image of this little winged insect, Jose.
The yellow flower makes a perfect background.

Ciao Jose, great macro of beautiful hoverfly, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jose,
Quite well captured this Bee fly. I like its colour. Nicely managed exposure. But focus doesn't look equally distributed. Right side (in the frame) of the fly looks clearly out of focus; at least than left side. In such macro shot clear view of full species; better to say clear focus on subject is a vital thing.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2017-03-17 14:51]

Bela foto de qualidade muito boa meus parabéns por esta bela imagem.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2017-03-25 8:21]

Que buena foto José y ese bicho da miedo con ese "pico" al frente, por suerte es pequeño el insecto, linda composición, color y entorno...saludos.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2018-09-17 12:35]

Hi José,
you present us animals from your region like this interesting Bombyliid fly. Thank you for this, for careful phototgraphy and instructive notes.
Best regards, Dietrich.

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