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Strange Love

Strange Love
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 1:1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 12:32
Viewed: 4256
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sicus are brownish flies that dwell in herb vegetations, often as fringes of forest or roads. It prefers parts with a lot of Cirsium arvensis. Females are spotted while jumping from leaf to leaf, using their wings only for a short while. Males are willing to mate with every other Sicus, resulting in towers of males on a single female. Thair larvae are endoparasites of bumble bees and have been found in Bombus terrestris, B. pascuorum, B. hortorum and B. lapidarius.

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Hi Grzegorz,
today we are neighbours.
a very good macro with exellent pov, details and sharpness.
Fine warm colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-22 12:56]

Hello Greg,
Pleasing photo of this pair. Very fine sharpness, natural warm colours and POV. Good DOF.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-22 13:01]

Hallo Grzegorz,
Ladnie to tak podgladac....Fantastyczna sytuacja a jakie miejsce sobie znalazly.
Doskonale makro.Pozdrawiam Siggi

There is some kind of symmetry or symphony about this mating of the winged insects, Greg.
The colour tone of the image is also made peculiar by the closeness of the space between flower petals.
A truly artistic creation, this.
Thanks and regards.

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2010-07-24 3:39]

Ano tak, warunki tutaj jak w spa to i zaloty muszą być bardzo intensywne.
Bardzo łądny kadr, świetna kolorystyka i kapitalna ostrość jak zawsze tutaj.
Znakomite makro!
Pozdrawiam z mokrej Mosiny,

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