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This hairy hoverfly is a very convincing bee mimic. It has the head of a hoverfly and the body of a bee. It certainly had me fooled until I checked it out.
Many thanks for your votes /comments on my robin upload yesterday.

Jane

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2012 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+5/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Hoverfly (C. illustrata)
Username:Snapitt Snapitt
Uploaded:26 Jun 2012 - 5:54 PM
Tags:Bees, Hoverflies, Wildlife / nature
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 5:55 PM

Great capture! What a grumpy faceGrin
Diane

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Digby
Digby e2 Member 641 forum postsDigby vcard Wales
26 Jun 2012 - 5:56 PM

Good detail

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mikepearce
26 Jun 2012 - 6:05 PM

great macro

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 6:08 PM

Excellent macro image of the mimic, Jane, you have wonderful detail.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 6:43 PM

Great macro.
Matt

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:03 PM

Super macro ~ very well done.

Albert

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:27 PM

brilliant detail jane wonderful colours and textures a belter nice one Wink
andy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:30 PM

Superbly detailed Jane. What a splendid capture.
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 7:52 PM

Seen quite a few of these about, near my woods, but never managed a decent shot, like this oneSmile

Adrian

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

Fabulous detail, what a cracker.

Glyn

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 12:25 AM

Excellent effort Jane and the ID is bang on, we'll make a macro tog out of you yet....Well done indeed!!

Ade

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
27 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM

Very nice macro. Moira

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 8:10 PM

Super capture.
Great detail.
So interesting too, I have never seen one before.

B.

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 8:31 PM

The detail is amazing
mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 6:29 PM

Marvellous detail in this macro shot Jane, top work

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 1:18 AM

excellent detail in this hairy little beggar.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:55 PM

Superb capture.

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