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|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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- [2010-04-18 10:51]
Congratulation for this shot!
Today I try 1 hour to captured that and...nothing!
Your is very sharp!
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
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.
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.