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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-29 6:27
Viewed: 1634
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mayflies are insects which belong to the Order Ephemeroptera (from the Greek ephemeros = "short-lived", pteron = "wing", referring to the brief lifespan of adults). They have been placed into an ancient group of insects termed the Palaeoptera, which also contains dragonflies and damselflies. They are aquatic insects whose immature stage (called "naiad" or, colloquially, "nymph") usually lasts one year in freshwater. The adults are short-lived, from a few minutes to a few days depending on the species. About 2,500 species are known worldwide, including about 630 species in North America. Common names for mayflies include "dayfly", "shadfly", "Green Bay fly", "lake fly", "fishfly" (in the Great Lakes region of North America), and "Canadian soldier".

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-29 7:42]

Hello Marx,
Great shot of this archaic looking Mayfly. Excellent sharpness, beautiful blurred background and well chosen composition.
Kind regards

hello Marx
super good sharpness nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Marx. Great POV for the small insect taken in excellent details. very good DOF. Amazing blurred BG.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-29 13:07]

Hi Marx,a magnificent macro,i know the size of these little insects and how isn't easy a perfection like this,very professional details,colors and light mamagement.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Marx,
great capture of this Mayfly with perfect focussing and a matching blurred background. I also like the splendid light and the wonderful colours. Congratulations!
Best wishes,

Superb focus on the entire Mayfly, Marx.
This is an interesting creature we rarely see on TN now-a-days with low activity on this site. The shape of wings has been beautifully captured.
Thanks and regards.

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