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FLY in flight. ID please.

FLY in flight. ID please.
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 10:22
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Points: 22
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Yesterday, i had gone to outskirts of Bangalore and near Rocky and river area, i found this FLY. This is as big as Robberfly and hovers like a Hover fly. I donot know the ID of this. This picture was taken Hand held and in Manual focus.

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Satish Ji,
Namashkar..........your fly is fyling with an antena.
Its a big bug.



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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-15 10:37]

Hello Satish,

Very nice in-flight shot of this fly. I think it belongs to the Bombyliidae family. It will be difficult to identify I think as it is from India. I could find a species which looks like yours on the site diptera.info, toxophora sp., but there is no other similar picture to be found on the net.

Unfortunately I can't help with the id but the shot is very nice. I especially like the pollens on the proboscis, TFS.

Hello Satish.
Fantastic picture!
How can you get this with such clarity?
Fine colors, sharpness and details.
Really a difficult register to achieve!
My compliments and TFS this marvel!
Josť Roberto

Hi Satish,

Beautiful picture.
Wonderful colours with good definition.
Composition excellent.

Hi Satish!
Great picture of flying Syrphidae fly, I think. Good ligh and perceft timing. Bravo and TFS!

Hi Satish,

Check this out

its excellent hand held,manual focusing shot of fly in flight. TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-16 1:21]

hello Satish,
A very funny picture! Just great to have caught this Syrphid-fly in this "agressive" position. A very original shot. Thanks a lot.

Wow! Amazing shot! Geting such a sharp and clear picture of a flying bee needs grat skills. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Satish,
A nice capture of this beautiful bee fly of Bombylidae family I think. Superb sharp details and a nice composition with very good timing. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-16 6:31]

Hello Satish, WOW what a shot. Excellent in flight of this fly and with superb brilliant view. Great composition and well done Ganesh

I Know for sure how difficult its to shoot this fella with hand held camera and that too in manual focus. Excellent sharp pic with good focus and composition
Goutham R.

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