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Bee flies generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. The pollinating species have very long proboscises for delving into plants with long and narrow floral tubes. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects. They range from very small (2mm in length) to large, with a wingspan of some 40mm. When at rest, many species hold their wings at a characteristic ‘swept back’ angle.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bee-fly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:28 Oct 2013 - 5:28 AM
Tags:Bee fly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Oct 2013 - 5:52 AM

Lovely photos of this furry fella Carol !!

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
28 Oct 2013 - 6:22 AM

Una imagen de revista.

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28 Oct 2013 - 6:26 AM

3 super sharp images.

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28 Oct 2013 - 6:29 AM

Stunning, sharp and colourful images Carol, very nice indeed.

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:19 AM

Three lovely studies accompanied by a fascinating description.

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:26 AM


Quote: Three lovely studies accompanied by a fascinating description.

I agree,

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:27 AM

Excellent take ,full marks to you. Unbelievable quality of work with Lumix TZ 7

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Caziwinkles
28 Oct 2013 - 7:39 AM

Three very detailed images Carol - great narrative too. Smile

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:45 AM

The glow of the wings in V 1 is fab

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:51 AM

Good work, Carol.

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28 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

A very interesting write up to accompany three fabulous macro images, Carol.

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28 Oct 2013 - 8:21 AM

Lovely images Carol and you're a mind of information.

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moiral  4 Scotland
28 Oct 2013 - 8:35 AM

Well taken shots Carol. Moira

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viscostatic
28 Oct 2013 - 8:40 AM

Beautiful close-ups Carol.

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28 Oct 2013 - 9:12 AM

Super set CarolSmile

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28 Oct 2013 - 9:24 AM

Another set of excellence.
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28 Oct 2013 - 9:58 AM


Quote: Three lovely studies accompanied by a fascinating description.

Just stunning Carol...

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digital_boi
28 Oct 2013 - 10:44 AM

V3 for me today Carol but as always each one could easily stand on its own

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achieverswales
28 Oct 2013 - 10:44 AM

Simply stunning macro captures Carol, V1 for me,


Regards

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28 Oct 2013 - 10:53 AM

Not seen any of these before! A fine set of images, Carol, and thanks for sharing all your wonderful tiny creatures with us Smile
Trev Smile

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28 Oct 2013 - 11:39 AM

V2 is really interesting with his long skinny legsSmile

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28 Oct 2013 - 11:51 AM

Your standard hasn't dropped while I have been away, Carol!!!!
Lovely set.
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EileenH  1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 - 11:59 AM

Great imageSmile

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28 Oct 2013 - 12:06 PM

V1 for me Carol, a real winner with all that detail
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28 Oct 2013 - 12:53 PM

Quality in every shot you made Carol ! Stunning details, excellent presentation and informative writing !
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28 Oct 2013 - 12:53 PM

An excellent set Carol. Perfectly captured.

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28 Oct 2013 - 12:56 PM

Lovely detail and colour in all 3 Carol,
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basith  2 Sri Lanka
28 Oct 2013 - 1:13 PM

Fabulous macros Carol, Amazing detail.
V1 for me today. found some interesting images in your pf.

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28 Oct 2013 - 1:36 PM

V1 for the comp carol.
cheers phil.

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28 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

lovely shots Carol
regards
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28 Oct 2013 - 5:19 PM

Three wonderful shots Carol with V1 being my favourite Smile
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28 Oct 2013 - 5:25 PM

Wonderful light captured on the wings in V1 and love the blooms in V3.
Ju

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Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 - 6:17 PM

Lovely light, Carol.

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28 Oct 2013 - 6:21 PM

Like all 3 pictures Carol, the presentation is spot on.

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28 Oct 2013 - 7:15 PM

Love them all Carol. Stunning detail, presentation and a superb light.
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28 Oct 2013 - 8:03 PM

Not surprised to see the clicks bee flying in for these Carol!Grin Top quality macrowork as always

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28 Oct 2013 - 8:32 PM

Excellent images Carol.

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29 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

lovely images.

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30 Oct 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hi Carol, thanks for comment on my Damselfly yesterday. These three photos of the little Bee fly are excellent!SmileSmileSmile
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30 Oct 2013 - 1:12 PM

The insect lady !!!! Always a joy to see your pics Carol.

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