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Fly - in search of an identity

Fly - in search of an identity
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Copyright: Sisir Kumar (sisir) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 5] (103)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak DX4530, Marumi 52mm Close Up Kit
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-18 9:59
Viewed: 2895
Points: 6
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We had been to Omkar Hills where I took the photograph of this fly. The sun had just come out and I took this photo using an exposure compensation of -1.

I would appreciate if you can help me identify the species.

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To marhowie: Thank you !sisir 1 07-19 09:03
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Great shot with a point and shoot. Nice point of view highlighting the wings beautifully against the background. Excellent diagonal composition. You made the right choice with the exposure.

- Murali Santhanam

Hi Sisir & welcome to TN.
Nice details, and I enjoy the composition.

Bee-flies belong to the Order Diptera (True Flies), Family Bombyliidae. Bombylius major, is the largest and best known specie. The body is stout and furry, so that the fly has a strong superficial resemblance to a bumblebee, although the long, spindly legs are rather different from those of a bee.
Well done.

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  • Rhea (10)
  • [2011-04-05 2:22]

It's a very cute fly!
I love the play with the wings!

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