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Humming pollination

Humming pollination
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Copyright: Hedesan Efrem (Emi_1987) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 234] (1116)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro - N
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-05 1:50
Viewed: 2885
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Many thanks for Siegfried (siggi) for udentifying the insect.

is a large genus of flies belonging to the family Bombyliidae, known as the bee-flies, due to their striking resemblance to bees and bumblebees, and are distributed through environments world-wide. One species of the genus, Bombylius major, is widely distributed throughout the whole northern hemisphere and is very well known.
All species in the genus share a similarity with the unrelated bees and bumblebees, which they mimic, possessing a thick coat of fur, with a colour ranging from yellow to orange. They can, however, be told apart from their models by the long and stiff proboscis they possess, used for probing for nectar as they fly (much like a hummingbird), by their rapid and darting flight, and by the peculiar structure of their legs.As larvae, they are parasitic and infest the nests of solitary bees, consuming their food stores and grubs.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-04-05 2:01]

Hello Hedesan,
A nice macro with great timing,focusing and fine sharpness.TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-05 2:06]
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Hello Hedesan.
Very good shot of this Bombylius. Very nice focus and DOF. Excellent timing and exposure. Nicely composed frame too.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-05 3:00]

Buna Efrem,
Este o fotografie excelenta, culori naturale, detalii fine, felicitari!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-05 6:07]

Frumos capturata aceasta mica vietate in zbor!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-05 9:14]

Hello Hedesan,
Nice capture of Bee-fly in flight while feeding on a flower. Fine sharpness and good POV against a blue sky BG.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Hedesan,
I like the atmosphere of this photo. Nice colours. Perfect POV. Really dynamic scene.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-06 6:01]

Buna Hedesan,
Very good macro!
Pretty shot, nice color and lively composition.
Best wishes,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-06 10:43]

Merhaba Hedesan!
Bu ilginç böceğin polenlerin üzerindeki çabasını çok güzel görüntülemişsin.
Renkler ve detaylar çok güzel.


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