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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-11 1:35
Viewed: 2197
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bombylius major (large bee-fly)

The large bee-fly is a bee mimic - it resembles a small bumblebee.

The adult flies are striking and have a hairy body with long hairy legs and a characteristically long, slender tongue which they use for nectar retrieval whilst hovering beside a flower head.

Bombylius major larvae parasitise beetle larvae as well as the brood of solitary wasps and bees - another reason for its name.

The female has been seen to flick her eggs mid-air into the ground bees’ and wasps’ nests.

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照的很清晰 很有創意

Hello Horia,
It is wonderful to get this fast action crystal clear. tfs,

Hello Horia, the great moment you've captured in this image, the perfect sharpness and detail of the shot. All the best, Paolo

Horia, I too captured this Bee Fly last month here in Jammu, so I'm thrilled to see your picture of it. The Fly is frozen in mid flight in this beautiful composition. The hovering posture justifies the title you have given the image.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Let me see if I can complement your contribution by looking at my archive and see if I have any image of it to do so.

Wonderful inflight image with good details


Hello Horia!
Nice action shot!Amazing sharpness.Lovely light and colors!Well done!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery!
Nice w-end!

Superb.Felicitari pentru captura Horia.

Ciao Horia, fantastic in-flight capture of lovely fly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hallo Horia
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours and nice light
thanks greeting lou

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-11 13:18]

Hi Horia, it is amazing the sharpness in the Bombylius!! This is a very very difficult picture and you did an excellent work. Congratulation. Saludos.

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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 14:33]

Hi Horia,fantastic in flight capture of this bee-fly!!What a DOF for these spectacular details,i dream to do the same one day..ehehe...Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Horia,
fine in-flight capture of this bee with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

Hello Horia,
You managed to caught this "flying hairball" as I use to call them" perfectly in the air.
Really good sharpness, natural colours and fine composition.
Very well done,


Ciao Horia. Outstanding! Great time MF! Razor details. Great compo.


Hello Horia,
Beautiful picture.Nice timing with great focus on subject,
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Buna Horia,
O captura pe cat de dificila pe atat de frumoasa. Viteza acestei insecte cat si a moliei colibri este un obstacol real pentru focus dar ai reusit excelent sa surprinzi in zbor acest mic atacant....
Numai bine!

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-12 21:40]

Buna Horia ,
Impresionanta captura ! Incredibil cat e de clara ! Detaliile sunt superbe ! Culorile si lumina sunt superbe si ele. O saptamana frumoasa, Tina

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-13 2:22]

hello Horia,
Lucky shot and funny too. Love the offensive pose of the Bee-fly! Excellent sharpness too.
Very pleasant.
Kind regards

Hello Horia

Great hovering flight shot of this insect,
superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, very beautiful light, TFS


Looks stunning on my mobile. One of the best insect action shot that I have seen.

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