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Taken on a recent trip to Cyprus, this insect had the most amazing buzzing sound from the vibration of its wings, not associated with the normal sound a bee would make. I am not sure technically whether this is a bee or some other type of insect, but its long snout or feeding antanae certainly had the length to penetrate well into the flower. Maybe someone out there knows what type of insect this is.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 May 2012 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/6400sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:WHAT KIND OF BEE?
Username:Hoverflylover Hoverflylover
Uploaded:29 Jun 2012 - 6:21 AM
Tags:Bees, Insects, Nature, Outdoors, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 6:41 AM

This is a bee-fly, bombylius major, a very fast-moving critter, and you have done superbly to capture him. A cracking image. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 29 Jun 2012 - 6:41 AM

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Hoverflylover
29 Jun 2012 - 6:43 AM

Thanks for that Carol, I knew you might be the one to know what it is as you capture so many beautiful insects images yourself.
Linda.

Last Modified By Hoverflylover at 29 Jun 2012 - 6:45 AM

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 9:02 AM

Well timed and good details and colour too
Regards Richard

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 4:09 PM

Tis a beauty, well done on the focus........spot on.WinkWink

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Leilani
Leilani  1029 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 11:44 PM

Superb capture!!! Great colours and freeze shot of bug. Smile

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