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Large Bee Fly

Large Bee Fly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-11 6:12
Viewed: 1902
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Horia has posted the picture of a Large Bee Fly in flight today in the form of a very attractive composition. I too am posting a picture of this creature to complement Horia and his outstanding work.

The Large Bee-fly, Bombylius major, is a bee mimic. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to feed on the grubs.

Bombylius major can be found in April to June throughout temperate Europe and North America and some parts of Asia.


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Beautiful capture with good details and beautiful color


Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely fly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ram
very nice shot with good details and beautiful colours
i like the light to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ram.
Bella macro molto luminosa di questo esemplare di Ape,eccellenti dettagli dovuti alla esuberante nitidezza ,ottimi i colori molto bene.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-11 14:30]

Hi Ram,spectacular capture whit very impressive details everywhere,perfect point of view and the best exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-11 22:05]

Hello Ram
Excellent shot MF!!!
Wonderful sharp details and great natural colors!!!
I like this beautiful work of you!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-11 23:50]

Hello Ram,
very beautiful capture bombylius species,thanks for sharing..

Hello Ram
a really nice shot of the "flying hairball" :-)
Good sharpness with fine details and the insect stand out nicely from the BG.
Also well exposed and composed.
Well done, my friend.


Hello Ram,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. Very difficult to catch this insect because of this flying speed.
Thanks for sharing!

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