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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50, Helios 58mm 1:2
Exposure: f/3.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-04 17:44
Viewed: 3777
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Flower fly

Eristalis sp

Thanks to Ersin Uyanik in ID

I took this photo in my house garden . When seeing it of distant spot I thought about a bee, but observing differences in the flight, antennas, eyes and abdomen, realized that was a dípter (flowers fly , in this case). They used similarity with the bees to move away possible predators.
I used the lens Helios 58 mm in front of my camera.

In Biology, phenomenon that consists of which an organism looks itself like another one, with which does not keep relation, and obtains from it some functional advantage. The object of the mimicry is to deceive the senses of the animals, inducing in them a certain conduct. The known cases more affect the visual perception, but also there are examples of auditory, olfactory or tactile mimicry.

Biologist H. Bates observed that sometimes an inoffensive species was resembled another dangerous or repugnant one and that with this was able to elude the action of the predators. Batesian mimicry is called this phenomenon. He is the one that we observed, for example, in the case of the flies (of the families Syrphidae and Bombilidae) whose aspect emulates the one of bees and wasps.

More data in: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimetismo

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Hola Hernan,
Nice macro shot. See pollens on its body. Nice DoF. Beautiful colors.

Ben Lakitan

Hola Hernan!
Perfect! I like the details and pollens on the wings. You have doe it very very well my friend. It doesn't any word to critize. Just perfect and very successful. Congrat.

félicitations pour cette super photo, les détails sont très bons et les couleurs excellentes
bon week end et merci du partage voir le W S que j' ai fait.

Hi Hernan,

Great fhot of fly
good compo, sharpness, colours, details, POV, DOF and BG

TFS Thijs

Well composed macro.
Really good sharpness and DOF.
Interesting use of the lens in front of the camera, got a good result.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-05 3:10]

Hola Hernán,
Excelente retrato de esta Syrphidae tomado desde un buen punto de vista y mostrando grandes detalles con un color muy natural.
Un saludo, José M.

bonjour hernan
cette macro est vraiment tres bien faite,l'esposition et les details sont tres bons.

Great shot of this Eristalix tenax! So clooose and beautifully taken! Like the pov, framing, colours and sharpness!

olá meu amigo,
adorei os pontinhos de polen que ele tem .... maravilhosos detalhes e excelentes cores! Fica bem Ana:)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-05 7:54]

Excelente macro Hernan... mucho más conociendo las condiciones de tus capturas.
Me encanta el POV y el encuadre que elegiste con una suave diagonal, permitiendo ver muchos detalles del insecto incluyendo sus delicadas alas.
La intensa iluminación beneficia su visión excepto en su cabeza, donde lamentablemente es casi imposible evitar el reflejo en sus grandes ojos.
Perfecto OOF sobre el fondo realzando la silueta de la mosca.
Bravo... si señor.
Un abrazo... Ricardo

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-05 12:41]

Hi Hernan,

A good macroshot with good colors and details,well done and TFS


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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-11-05 20:52]

Ciao Hernàn:
Ecxelente composiciòn en esta macro con grandes detalles y muy buenos colores. Buena iluminaciòn, gran nitidez en la imàgen y un encuadre perfecto. Felicitaciones carino.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-06 4:04]

Hola Harnán, perfectos detalles agradable la luz que le llega al insecto, nitidez... felicidades y muchos saludos. Victor

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-06 4:53]
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Great sharpness and a perfect composition. I like a lot the note because I was not aware of this creature before. The light and the diagonal placement are just perfect.

Jolie,beaux détails,mêmes le polen sur les pattes. Amicalement Thomas

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-11-06 20:13]

Wow that's a close macro Hernan ! Well done on the sharpness and exposure. Thanks,


Hi Hernan,
An excellent macro shot on this fly. Very well composed and framed. Good color saturation and sharp detail. An excellent example and lesson on mimicry. Very well done my friend.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-08 16:32]

Hi hernan
nice close-up shot. Good colours, sharpnes and POV.
Well done


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-09 11:11]

Hi Hernan.
What a nice and skillfully executed close-up. You have used your equipment combination perfectly and fruitfully. Great details and sharpness, vivid colours, excellent structure of the shot and attractive interchange of light and shadow. Great job. TFS and my best wishes.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-11-14 22:54]
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Hola, Hernán!
Estive un tanto ausente, muito mais dedicando o pouco tempo ao TE. Ao retornar a TN, fico feliz em ver tantas boas fotos novas em sua galeria! Esta abelha está magnífica, com nitidez e cores fantásticas! Excelente trabalho, amigo!
Tudo de bom!

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