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Copyright: Kirti M Rawat (kmr13777) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-15 6:35
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Points: 6
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Hello everyone!
This was captured in the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida, India.

Certain parts are OE and burnt out. Made a few more attempts to capture something interesting with a lower exposure but wes getting hotter and the bee won't give in.

I gave up on the search of the specie of this bee when I read this - "There are more bee species than mammals and birds combined" (Source:American Museum of Natural History)

Please help with ID :)



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To ramthakur: Hello Ram!kmr13777 1 05-15 07:13
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This winged insect does not have the eyes of a Bee, Kirti. In my reckoning, it is probably a Hoverfly.
Though the size of the insect is rather small in your capture, it still shows the features of the insect very clearly, and that includes colours -- especially of the striped eyes.
May is not the month in which I fancy going to Okhla Bird Park.
You are brave to do it.
TFS and regards.

The pattern at the end(hind) says it is indeed a hoverfly, Kurtz...
Nice one.

Hola Kirti

Bonito recorte con el insecto no centrado, dando un aspecto diferente a la fotografia. Buena toma.

Un saludo Antonio

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