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Crane fly

Crane fly
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-09
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-10 1:40
Viewed: 1082
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the family Tipulidae of insects in the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae, Limoniinae, and Pediciinae have been ranked as subfamilies of Tipulidae by most authors, though occasionally elevated to family rank. In the most recent classifications, only Pediciidae is now ranked as a separate family, due to considerations of paraphyly.They are also known as daddy-long-legs around the world, not to be confused with daddy-long-legs that refers to arachnids of the order Opiliones or the family Pholcidae. The larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets.

Crane flies are found worldwide, though individual species usually have limited ranges. They are most diverse in the tropics, and are also common in northern latitudes and high elevations.

The Tipulidae sensu lato is one of the largest groups of flies, including over 15,000 species and subspecies in 525 genera and subgenera. Most crane flies were described by the entomologist Charles Paul Alexander, a fly specialist, in over 1000 research publications.(Wikipedia)

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You had to keep the long legs out of the frame to show the main body of the insect, Siegfried. Good idea.
Very sharp and crisp image.

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good details
good sharpness
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-10 11:59]

Hi Siggi,very original way to show us this insect very very common in my fields too,i like the profile perspective and the very good sharpness.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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

hello siggi
excellent close up of this crane fly, superb clarity, great POV and lovely BG color
Have a great sunday

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2015-10-10 21:35]

Well composed and exposed, nice shot.

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful close up photograph of this fly. Excellent details and splendid color and sharpness. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

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