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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 131 N: 1340] (11418)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-30
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-30 5:09
Viewed: 1895
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note


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.

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.


Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 140
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-06-30 14:11
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 67 kb

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  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-07-30 5:45]


superbe macro, quel captage de cet insete, il est très agile sur le sommet des fragiles tiges de la fleur, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Sergio,

Fantastic shot . .
Sharp and I love the composition . .
What is this?
Lovely image . .


  • Great 
  • eisa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 8 N: 33] (476)
  • [2008-07-30 6:12]

nice shot sergio...
sharp and clear, love the bokeh too...

tfs - chris

Awesome macro!!


a superb sharp shot on this little insect. a beautiful pose too.


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