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On the edge

On the edge
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-18 7:55
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
SICUS FERRUGINEUS (Linnaeus, 1761)

Thick-headed fly
Gemeine Breitstirnblasenkopffliege

Family: Conopidae
Size: 8-14mm

Yellow faced flies with brown-red eyes. Parasitic flies which live at the same places as Bumblebees. Females are laying their eggs in the back of bumblebees and the larvae developp inside of them.
This special fly can be found in Europe and North Africa
Source: Insektenbox

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Bonjour Anne,

Excellente photo de ces mouches. Ces petites mouches sont assez difficiles à photographier. Excellente exposition. Dans mes archives, j'ai des photos de myopa, mais pas assez bonnes pour que je les mette sur TN. Note très interessante également, j'ai vu beaucoup de bourdons morts avec un grand trou à l'arrière de l'abdomen et complètement vidés. J'ai une explication maintenant.
Bonne soirée,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-18 9:26]

Hi Anne,not easy to found this fly mating! Excellent scoop and great realisation,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

The Creator had some unusual notions when designing some things in nature..and when one thinks about it, the way humans go about various things...is also odd...but the end results in humans retains the capabilities of learning and then comes down to the chosen art which you do so well.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-18 9:51]

Hi Anne,
Beautiful close up.POV,details,exposure and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-18 10:18]

Hello Anne,
Excellent macro of these two flies having chosen a rather precarious place for their pairing!! Great sharpness, natural colours and a very fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-18 12:26]

Salut Anne,
Excellent close macro of a pair of these Conopid flies, S. ferrugineus in copulo. Excellent sharpness and DOF with fine use of the ambient light. Great POV and composition on the edge of a leaf. All in all a very good portrait of the species.
Bonne soirée,

Spettacolare macro, molto bella la composizione che ci mostra con straordinaria definizione dei dettagli questo piccolo e misterioso mondo, bellissimi i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Anne ,

Beautiful close up.
Very well done.
Kind regards

Hello Anne!!!
this is very very rare for mi!!! good POV.
Very well done.
greeting from [Tandil - Bs. As.- Argentina ]

Hi Anne,
just bevor wir nach Bern in die Oper fahren, noch ein Kommentar: Du überraschst mich komplett mit dem Bild von knorrigen Fliegen. Sehr selten, sehr interessant. Der Balanceakt wirkt gut. Die geringe Auflösung des Bildes ist wahrscheinlich für das Korn verantwortlich.
Bis bald, herzlich grüsst

EXCELLENT clarity.
A sharp macro.

Hello Anne!
Picture is not perfect and has some noises (I strongly recommend you to use NeatImage for reducing them :>), but I like a lot the objects! I do not remember but I think that this is first time I see this species. And the moment is perfect too :)
Very strange creatures with interesting life-cycle.
TFS and have a nice weekend!
Friendly yours,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-28 3:04]

Hi Anne,
Wonderful shot of these mating Thick-headed flies with great clarity and details. Fantastic posture presented and you have done it with great skill too. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Tough shot you managed.

Hi Anel
Very good picture. You have such interesting works

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