|Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint)
|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|
|[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.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
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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- [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
Fantastic shot . .
Sharp and I love the composition . .
What is this?
Lovely image . .
- [2008-07-30 6:12]
nice shot sergio...
sharp and clear, love the bokeh too...
tfs - chris
- [2008-08-01 1:44]
a superb sharp shot on this little insect. a beautiful pose too.