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Fly or Bee?

Fly or Bee?
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-18 1:09
Viewed: 1506
Points: 14
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I went up to the Baiyun Hill this morning and happened to see this insect, which looked like a bee or a fly. Sometimes it is able to stop in the air when in flight like a bee or a dragonfly. It has one pair of wings like a fly, but it has a striped body like a bee. So I really don't whether it is a bee or a fly? I hope my friends can tell me if you happen to know what insect it is.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-18 3:03]

Hello John.
This is a very cool shot indeed! Just love the eyes on this fly. Great focus and detail and excellent POV.Regards Siggi

Hello Mr.John,
Beautiful picture of this Bee's(Not sure).Nice sharp focus on subject's eye.Like BG and the way you have presented it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello John,
Very nice closeup captured from an interesting PoV and fine details,TFS.

Your description suggests it is certainly a Hoverfly, John, even though we can't see the stripes on its abdomen from this frontal perspective. The eyes are definitely of a Fly and not of a Bee.
Nice sharp capture with excellent DOF.

hallo John
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

this is a fly this one have not antenna's on his head
bee have antenna's

gr lou

Ciao John, great macro of lovely hoverfly on beautiful blurry BG, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-19 6:53]

Good viewpoint to capture this beautiful fly..good colors. tfs.

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