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Copyright: Kean Hoon Tan (keanhoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 0 N: 239] (1264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-23 8:56
Viewed: 3785
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hope i am right.

Mecoptera is an order of holometabolous insects containing a number of unusual taxa, including scorpionflies, hangingflies, and snow fleas. Many species, such as the wingless hangingfly Apterobittacus and the green stigma hangingfly Bittacus, are predaceous.

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/50 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 54900/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2006-11-18 09:38
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: No
File Size: 160 kb
Tripod: No

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  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-23 9:46]

Hi Kean

This is indeed a formidable capture! Is this really a 3X in-flight? ;)
Magnificent clarity of details, very good sharpness and excellent DOF - isolating the subjects very well from the BG.
Very good management of the light and lovely colors, too.
A great composition!

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-23 9:55]

Hello Kean,
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.POV,lighting,BG and framing are wonderful.

They look as if they only possess one pair of wings + one pair of halters. This would classify them as Diptera rather than Mecoptera. I'ld probably put them in the suborder Nematocera (mosquitoes), and tentatively in the family Tipulidae. The bottom one might be male, the two others female.

Technically well executed action photo. Can't have been easy to get them in focus.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-11-23 10:07]

Hi Kean,
Absolutely amazing picture. I never have seen something like that. Well composed and sharp, doesn't seem easy at all. Thanks
Best regards

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-23 13:07]

Hi Kean,
Original and smart capture! Great idea and composition.
TFS, José M.

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-23 16:35]

Hi Kean
Well seen and captured. Good colours, sharpnes and BG.
Well done


  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-16 16:13]

Great shot, I love the composition here, excellent POV and lighting



Gran originalidad y delicadeza de esta toma. El fondo muy a juego con el resto. Excelente fotografía !!! Saludos

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-13 1:31]

Kean, Absolute stuff and I am surprised how you managed to take such a shot. Lovely ganesh D>

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-02-13 20:54]

What a great capture of these insects. Very good detail with sharp focus. They remind me of mosquitoes out looking for lunch in my tent. TFS

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