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Alderfly during oviposition


Alderfly during oviposition
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G VR
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 4:55
Viewed: 2652
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English:

Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Insecta; Order: Megaloptera; Family: Sialidae

Alderflies are megalopteran insects of the family Sialidae. They are closely related to the dobsonflies and fishflies as well as to the prehistoric Euchauliodidae. All living alderflies - about 66 species altogether - are part of the subfamily Sialinae, which contains between one and seven extant genera according to different scientists' views. But in most classifications, all or almost all of these are treated as subgenera of Sialis. Sialinae have a body length of less than 25 mm, long filamentous antennae and four large dark wings of which the anterior pair is slightly longer than the posterior. They lack ocelli and their fourth tarsal segment is dilated and deeply bilobed. Dead alderfly larvae are used as bait in fishing. The females lay a vast number of eggs upon grass stems near water. The larvae are aquatic, active, armed with strong sharp mandibles, and breathe by means of seven pairs of abdominal branchial filaments. When full sized, which takes between one and two years, they leave the water and spend a quiescent pupal stage on the land before metamorphosis into the sexually mature insect. Adult alderflies stay near to the water, in which they had lived in when they were younger.

Source: Wikipedia

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Deutsch:

Klasse: Insekten; Überordnung: Neuflügler; ohne Rang: Netzflüglerartige; Ordnung: Großflügler; Familie: Schlammfliegen

Merkmale:
Die Tiere haben einen relativ kleinen und plumpen Körperbau mit Vorderflügellängen von 10 bis 20 Millimetern, dabei sind die Weibchen in der Regel größer als die Männchen. Sie sind überwiegend braun gefärbt und haben keine Punktaugen (Ocelli). Ihr Halsschild ist relativ breit und auch weniger lang als es breit ist. Ihre Beine sind kräftig gebaut und haben fünf Tarsenglieder. Das vierte Glied ist lappig verbreitert. Wie auch die anderen Großflügler haben sie eine stark hervortretende Flügeladerung auf ihren großen Flügeln, die in der Ruhestellung dachartig über den Körper gelegt werden. Die Larven haben am Hinterleib sieben Paar charakteristische, gefiederte Kiemen und ein langes, spitz zulaufendes Hinterleibesende. Sie haben große Mandibeln.
Lebensweise:
Die Imagines sind tagaktiv und fliegen nur träge. Man findet sie in Mitteleuropa von Mai bis Juni auf der Ufervegetation, sie leben aber nur kurz. Die Weibchen legen bis zu 2000 Eier in Gruppen von etwa 200 Stück an der Ufervegetation verschiedener Gewässertypen ab. Die daraus schlüpfenden Larven lassen sich ins Wasser fallen. Sie leben anfangs im Wasser, später im Schlamm vergraben. Sie kommen bis in 18 Meter Tiefe vor. Sie ernähren sich räuberisch von Insektenlarven, Würmern und kleinen Muscheln. Sie benötigen meist zwei Jahre für ihre Entwicklung, überwintern beide Male als Larve und durchleben 10 Larvenstadien. Sie verpuppen sich am Ufer unter der Erde. Die Puppe gräbt sich vor dem Schlüpfen der Imago an die Oberfläche.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-17 4:56]

Hi Helmut,great capture of this important moment of the life of this specie,not often seen on TN and taken from the best point of view to understand what happens and whit the usual spectacular quality! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Marvellous action shot, Helmut.
Never seen such a clear and sharp picture of oviposition ever before.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

Hello Mr.Helmut,
This is really an exceptional picture.Sharp focus with great details of this specie made it alive.Colour is really nice and natural.The distance you kept, between the subject and the viewer added a new dimension to this photograph.So,credit goes to you.
Thanks for sharing such eye catching photograph,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

hallo Helmut
super good to see this
great sharpness and good details
the light and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-17 6:38]

Hi,
Very fine image of this fly laying eggs..bit rare to see and capture..fine composition, details and colors. well done. tfs.
nagraj.v

你好
照的很清晰
很可愛
還有的姿勢逗趣
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-17 9:06]

Hi Helmut
What a great shot of this insect laying eggs!
Wonderful details and colors!
Congratulation!
Horia

Hello Helmut,
very nice, a class one macro of this insect.
Beautiful oviposition picture.
superb sharpness and colour.
regards,
Samiran

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-05-17 9:53]

great macro capture fine detail and remarkably fitted expo .. great work

regards,

Hello Helmut.
I´ve Never seen such a clear and sharp picture of oviposition ever before. Nikon 800 E is a great machine. Do you probe with a nikkor´s manual lens?
Thanks and regards.
Robert

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-17 10:14]

Hi Helmut,
Excellent close-up of this insect. Fantastic moment captured. Pose and compo are just perfect too. Excellent detail and focus in superb colours.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Helmut, great macro of lovely bug in interesting acrion, fantastic details, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-05-17 10:55]

Hello Helmut,
Fantastic macro of this egg laying Alderfly. Sharpness, details, diagonal composition and light are impressive. Splendid colours and blurred background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-05-17 13:56]

Excellent the picture and the moment!! Just great document and picture! Congratulation and thank you for sharing it with us. Saludos.

Hello Helmut

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV and the
appropriate vertical framing, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS

Asbed

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  • devildoc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
  • [2013-05-17 22:49]

Very nice Alder Fly. Perfect composition and even better capture of a biological phenomenon. Well done.

Mike

Hello Helmut
Excellent photo of this interesting insect.
Very good point of view, detail and setting.
Good to see the ovipositing.
regards yianis

great rare capture, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-19 4:16]

Lieber Helmut,
Mit ein wenig Verspätung gratuliere ich zu diesem speziellen Bild. Ein richtiges Naturdokument zeigst Du uns hier. Und mit bester Bildschärfe und schöner Gestaltung.
Einen schönen Pfingstsonntag wünscht Dir
Anne

GREAT photo Helmut! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful BG, nice soft colours and impressive sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

  • Great 
  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-05-19 22:59]

Hello Helmut ,
Outstanding capture ! Outstanding details, outstanding focus and colors ! Really really like it! TFS Tina

Hello Helmut,
Something unique....A fascinating image with very nice colors and perfect exposure. Excellent image with lovely light and best clarity. I like especially the contrast against the background and the superb natural colors. As usual a perfect photo.
Marius.

Ciao Helmut. Just a professional taken. Great POV perfect shapr/details. Very well done.

Roberto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-25 4:05]

Hello Helmut
very nice macro with details well composed and exciting presentation.
The view is so simple yet so attractive.
Well done.

Regards
Foozi

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