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drone fly

drone fly
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-08 5:22
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 12
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drone fly
Large (wingspan 15mm), stocky, bee mimic. Eyes are marbled in black. Males have hovering displays.
The adult fly that emerges from the pupa is harmless. It looks somewhat like a drone honey bee, and likely gains some degree of protection from this resemblance to a stinging insect. The adults are called drone flies because of this resemblance. Like other hover flies, they are common visitors to flowers, especially in late summer and autumn, and can be significant pollinators.Adults feed on flowers, especially those of carrot and fennel.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200

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Another FANTASTIC macro George! The composition the lighting, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Hello George,
Exceptional image with splendid sharpness.
Amazing details and clarity as usual.
The composiition is great.

Hi George,
amazing colours, perfect sharpness, great composition.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao George, fantastic macro with amazing details, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-08 12:40]

Hi George,spectacular macro,what a details and sharpness and what a brilliant light reflections,great great work my friend,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-08 12:56]

Hello George,
Max DOF, fine sharpness, excellent use of flash that provides a contrasting BG without the night-time effect and a pleasing composition that suits the lateral POV, all contribute to a top quality image of this species of dronefly. I must give this credit!
Thanks and best regards,

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-08 20:12]

Hi George,
Very nice image, nice colours with excellent detail.
Composition and background are nice too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello George,
Yes, another one of those immaculate exposures. Fantastic sharpness, detail and colours against a stunning BG. Well done.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-09 15:53]

Wow!!!you're crossing the line with this picture!THIS IS JUST IMPOSSIBLE!!!
Poor of me! Poor pics of mine... You humiliated me with this pic here! kkkkkkkkk
Yes , dear George! I think that is quite impossible to do better...So...Congratulations!!!!
Big hug from a very humiliated aNa

fuzzy wuzzy was a bee...as cute as a bee can BE!

love this!!

i can do better tho

LOLOL BAUuuuuuuughhhhhhhh! hehe

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