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Micropezidae Fly

Micropezidae Fly
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 105mm Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 15:18
Viewed: 2560
Points: 20
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Thank you so much Paulo for identifying this image for me, Family Micropezidae - Stilt-legged Flies, here follows some info i obtained from the internet,

Odd little flies, known for their displaying behavior of walking around and lifting their prominently marked front legs. Abdomen attached to thorax by "wasp-waist". Likely ant or wasp mimics. The posture of the forelegs may imitate ant and/or wasp antennae and provide them with some protection from predators

This Fly type insect was captured on Bungbing's Moms farm in Ubon Ratchathani Thailand, must be about +/- 20mm in length and unusual large red eyes, i tried looking on the internet and cannot find an ID on this one, so if anyone can help i would appreciate it,


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Hello Pauly

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV
and appropriate framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Pauly.
I can't help you with the ID but this insect is new to me too. The details of the capture is stunning at the tip of that leaf. Great find and have a nice day my friend.
Kind regards,

Impressive macro Pauly! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-25 22:38]

Hello Paul,
such a wonderful presentation with excellent use of lighting. The details are lively and this insect is so special.
nice macro shot well composed.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-01-26 1:23]

Hallo Pauly,
Excellent macro shot ..
Great macro of fantastic fly, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details.
Best wishes,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-01-26 5:34]

Probably a stilt-legged fly - micropezidae.
These flies hardly stay still and are not easy to photograph.
Successful POV-DOF and fine sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-26 7:16]

Hello Pauly,
Great macro in very nice clear colours and excellent sharpness and details. God DOF. Fine background.

Hi Pauly,
amazing photo of this species. Great sharpness and details. Interesting eyes.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Paul
beautiful sharpness composition of this fly with great details
the colours are also very nice to see
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-26 14:14]

Hi Paul,i can't help you about the name,this is very strange and i never seen before.Just my great compliments for this top quality pic,very impressive sharpness,light and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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