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Large Bee-Fly

Large Bee-Fly
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 200, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 10:43
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bombylius major, Linnaeus.

Having seen some busy A. cardamines on the wing on Friday I went out yesterday morning before work to look for butterflies in Maidenhead Thicket. It was still too cool, though, and there were none available for pictures. However, I came across this rather splendid Bee-Fly warming up in the dappled sun, prior to getting busy collecting nectar later in the day.

The camera was hand-held with two Nikon SB-R200 remote speedlights mounted on the front of the 180mm Sigma lens.

There's plenty of info about this species on the web, so I won't repeat it all here. Best wishes to all.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-04-18 10:51]

Hi Alan
Congratulation for this shot!
Today I try 1 hour to captured that and...nothing!
Your is very sharp!

Hi Alan,

A very good shot, nicely captured with good sharp image. I managed to get one of these the other day, but not on foliage unfortunately. Thans for showing

Regards Bill

Hi Alan,

Pleasing to the eye from a great attraction.
Very nice vivid colors and fine details.
Light, accompanied by a successful composition, perspective and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

King regards,

Hi Alan,
I like this shot very much.
These insects are always so hectic and I never saw them sitting. So you made a wonderful sharp shot with warm colours and glittering wings.
Thanks, a beautiful arrangement
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Mario with friendly greetings from Calgary.

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