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Panorpa communis

Panorpa communis
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Copyright: Murat Kurtel (mkurtel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 145 W: 0 N: 226] (1237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 22:56
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Points: 34
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Panorpa communis , Linnaeus, 1758

Akrep Sinegi [tr]

Scorpion fly [en]

family: MECOPTERA: PANORPIDAE , sex : famale

The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and tail. The male has a pair of claspers at the end of its tail (for holding the female during mating), giving it a scorpion-like appearance, although it is not a stinger. The adult insect has a wingspan of about 35 millimetres (1.4 in), with wings that are mostly clear, but have many dark spots or patches. Its head, mounted with large eyes, is drawn into a prominent, downward pointing beak, which opens at the tip of its head.

The larva resembles a caterpillar and grows up to 20 millimetres (0.79 in) long. it has three pairs of thoracic legs and eight pairs of prolegs.

The adult is seen between May and September, and can be usually found in hedgerows and patches of nettle. They eat dead insects (although they sometimes eat live aphids), sometimes stealing them from spider webs.

Although fully winged, the adults rarely fly very far and spend much of their time crawling on vegetation in damp, shaded places near water and along hedgerows. Eggs are laid in soil annually and the larvae both scavenge and pupate there.

References wikipedia

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Ciao Murat. Intrigant scenographic one with good details and colours in so difficult light's condition.


Hi Murat,
A nice capture of this beautiful scorpion fly. Good details but I think the color is not right due to harsh light condition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-22 3:01]

Hi Murat,i know very well this specie and i like a lot this way to take a pic...great idea this point of view,excellent details and colors and a very good light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Merhaba Murat Bey,

Az bilinen böcek türlerinden biri. Her ne kadar sinek dense de bunlar ayrı bir takım. Galiba incir yaprağı üzerinde harika bir akrep sineği görüntülemişsiniz.
Elinize sağlık,

Murat bey harika bir makro. Elinize sağlık.

Bonjour Murat
Très belle macro, excellent détails en couleurs et netteté, bon cadrage et arrière plan. Bravo
Amicalement JP

Gerek teknik gerekse estetik bakımdan harika bir yakın çekim olmuş Murat bey.
Ellerinize sağlık.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-22 12:53]

Merhaba Murat,
A fine close macro of a female Scorpion Fly. The POV shows her features with excellent sharpness and colours. Superb contrast with the BG and pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hola Murat

Buena imagen, composición perfecta y un buen POV. Colores creo que algo saturados.

He estado mirando tu colección y las imagenes son estupendas.

Un saludo de Antonio

Harika makro Murat bey. Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Murat bey,

Çok ilginç bir türü çok harika görüntülemişsiniz.
Canlı renkler,bakış açısı ve alan derinliği çok güzel olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.


Hello Murrat,
Interesting Scorpion Fly with fantastic details, vivid colours and perfect focus.
Great capture and very nice composition.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-24 14:51]

Emin değilim ancak galiba bunu daha önce görmedim ben.Çok bir kompozisyon içinde karelemişsiniz.Elinize sğlık...

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-24 23:39]

Hello Murat.
Very nice presentation.Sharp image and very well composed.Beautiful light and color.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Murat,
The soft overall colours you have managed to portray are really magnificent, almost surreal.Pinsharp image, well exposed with intricate details.

merhaba Murat Bey
akrepsineğiçok güzel detaylarla görüntülemişsiniz. benim de ilgimi çeken bir tür.
netliğin yanında rengi, açısı ve kadrajı da çok güzel. elinize sğalık. selamlar.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-02 3:18]

Merhaba Murat,
such a fine capture of this insect. the clarity and sharpness is so stunning. Very effect depth of field.
Very exciting colours.


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