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Bombylius major

Bombylius major
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 10:46
Viewed: 1938
Points: 18
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.

My hard drive with recent photographs is damaged,
until the problem is solved so far again something from the archives.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-10 10:59]

Hi Jiri,majestic capture of this bombus from above,always difficult to take because very nervous...ehehe..impressive sharpness on the body and hairs and the right wings seems made in motherpearl,very well done.Thanks for your words in your comment about my last bird,have a nice week! Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-10 11:48]

Hello Jiri,
Beautiful macro of this Bee-fly in superb sharpness and details. Taken from a good POV in nice natural colors. A bit tiny in the frame.

Ciao Jiri, great macro of beautiful bombus on nice flower, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciso Silvio

Hello Jiri,
Very well captured this Bee if we look at its details, color and sharpness. Composition looks nice too. Light played well to show the hidden details.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-10 17:57]

Hello Jiri,
A fantastic image of this beautiful Bee-fly. Incredible detail and gorgeous colors with perfect exposure. Great job of freezing the wings and your composition is quite eye pleasing. Well done!!
PS. Hope you get your hard drive up and running as soon as possible, although your archives look pretty impressive to me.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-04-11 2:39]

hello Jiri,
Excelllent macro of this Bombylus major. Sharpness is perfect, not easy with this always mouving insect.
Kind regards

Hello Jiri,
Another lovely macro image from your archive. Exceptional shinning wings. I love the outstanding details and colors of this Bee Fly.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Jiri
very nice macro from this beauty fly
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Jiri,
a most impressive close-up of the shy Large Bee Fly with amazing details, beautiful natural colours in attractive sunny light. Tightly framed but nicely composed. Just wondering if this insect was seated there with its wings at rest for a moment. A rather rare observation, I suppose, as I usually see them hovering in front of blossoms like humming birds. Or did you take the shot with ultra high speed shutter, freezing the wings in motion so pefectly? With thanks, and best regards,

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