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Empis tessellata

Empis tessellata
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Copyright: Jose Cobo (Cobo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: fujifilm finepix s1500
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 3:38
Viewed: 1721
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Empis tessellata

Order: Diptera
Family: Empididae,
Genus: Empis
Subgenus: Euempis
Species: tessellata
Empis tessellata is a large species of dance fly. You can see them from May to August in the flowers. Their size is between 8.4 -13 millimeters. They feed from flowers and hunting others flies. When they mate, the male offer a death fly to the female during copulation.
Un saludo.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-17 4:00]

Hi Jose
Perfect shot again!
Great little Empis tessellata, with razor blade details, amazing colors, excellent BG and DOF!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-17 4:09]

Hi Jose,the perspective of this pic is really beautiful,great capture of this small diptera whit fine details and great colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jose,
fine capture of this interesting insect with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the beautiful colours and your well chosen POV.
Best wishes,

Hello Jose,
Splendid picture of this Dance fly according to your note.Well sharp focus on subject with good details.Green BG helps here to concentrate on the subject.Well done.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-17 6:26]

Interesting subject and image..well captured image of this dance fly. tfs.

hello Joso
great shot with good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks greetinglou

Hello Jose
A superb macro of this dance fly with great sharpness and colour.

Hola Jose. Muy buena captura de estas pequeñas moscas. como siempre, perfecta nitidez y gran profundidad de campo.
Un saludo.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:06]

Hi Jose,
A very nice macro shot of this insect,amazing colors
with sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Jose, great macro of lovely diptera, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good wek end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-17 11:01]

Hello Jose,
Excellent sharp detailed macro in splendid light and colours. Great DOF and blurry background. Taken from an excellent POV.

Hello Jose

Great macro of this insect, with the fine
lateral POV to show of its details, fine DOF,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Jose, This is my first time to see a dance fly. The long mouthparts is well seen. Original pov. JC

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-19 2:29]

Bonjour Jose,
Un angle de vue très spécial qui rend la photo intéressante et une mouche assez impressionnante.
Bien vu!
Bon dimanche

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