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Copyright: Brendon Dicks (brendon) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 1] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Sony ProDuo 1024
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 13:52
Viewed: 4777
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Took this in a client's garden during the day. I would like it if someone can ID the bee. Hope you like

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  • Great 
  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-05 14:06]

Stunning photo!
Amaising details and sharpness!
Excellent DOF!
Very beautiful colours!
No idea about the ID
5* and TFS!

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-05 14:08]

Hi Brendon,

An excellent macroshot withe good details and sharpness,well done


Hi Brendon,
wow, this is perfect, I love this phantastic bee. The eyes are impressive with all the stripes, I've never seen such a bee and I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-04-05 16:12]
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Hi Brendon,

It's definitely a fly, probably a bee-fly, family Bombyliidae. These flies only pose as a bee (mimicry), but belong to the Order Diptera (True Flies).

How to differentiate flies from bees?
- only 1 pair of wings (Diptera), the bee has 2
- antennae much shorter
- longer, more spindly legs (no attachment of pollen)

Great shot with good colour and detail and great DOF. Those eyes are really something!


What strange eyes this bee has. Great DOF, wonderful colors. TFS!


This is a fantastic capture, Brendon.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-06 10:59]

Beautiful shot Brenna

I like the way the flower fills the entire frame. Great detail and POV.

Well done

hi brendon
tres bon,la mise au point est bonne.
un peu surexposť au niveau du blanc de la fleur.

Hi brendon,
lovely shot.
Great details and colors.
thanks for sharing.

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