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I find this endearing little critters very difficult to photograph as they are always on the move, but this kind character decided to settle on a grass seed-head in the sunshine for a few moments, enabling me to grab a couple of captures before he flew off.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bombylus major
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:30 Apr 2012 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Beefly, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:68
Voters:jaktis · gajewski · cabbie · martinjp · phil1963 · Andysnapper · jennialexander · SUE118 · KarenFB · SlowSong · alant2 · pluckyfilly · annettep38 · Len1950 · Mynett · prabhusinha · Cor · ugly · saeidNL · gingerdelight · Brian65 · mrswoolybill · tezquirk · Arty · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · WhiteRose1 · NDODS · barbarahirst · digital_boi · Fefe · User_Removed · Alvar · FeatherFriend · RonnieAG · Herge88 · Big_Beavis · EAS · mex · WindowonWildlife · moiral · bagman · Daisymaye · Patricia Fenn · Growmore · TrevBatWCC · graceland · johnriley1uk · lil48 · EMJAYCEE · Alan_Baseley · ChiliMan · Niknut · Glostopcat · Louise_Morris · TonyDy · LynneJoyce · GarrathE · PaulRookes · helenlinda · goso · Greyheron · AnnChown · pamelajean · JustDucky · JohnoP · cjl47 · Philip_H · PaulLiley ·
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
30 Apr 2012 - 6:14 AM

V2 has cracking details

Peter

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gajewski
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30 Apr 2012 - 6:16 AM

Fantastic detail -- great macro shots.
-=\Walter

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 6:37 AM

I am constantly amazed at your ability to find beasties I have never seen before and to get such great pics of them. These are no exception, brilliant stuff Carol.

Andy

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SUE118
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:06 AM

Such delicate wings.

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KarenFB
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:19 AM

You've caught a beautiful iridescence on the wings.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64876 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 7:20 AM

That's an impressive stinger he's got there. What fab shots.
Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 7:38 AM

your TZ7 is only one up on my TZ6 and your images are amazing Carol, the detail outstanding - you must be very pleased with your purchase

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 7:44 AM

A fluffy thing on long legs. What a cutie.
I like no 2 for the good side view, really nice.

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Len1950
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:48 AM

Two excellent and well detailed images Carol.

Len

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Mynett
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:52 AM

love the detail in the wings very muchSmile

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prabhusinha
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:55 AM

Hope they don't sting like Disney cartoon show. Lovely details esp. the rainbow on the wings .

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
30 Apr 2012 - 8:01 AM

Superb with the refection on the wings. So well taken. *****Smile
Cor.

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ugly
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30 Apr 2012 - 8:23 AM

V1 for me today...
A great set of images...

Dave

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 8:24 AM

Stunning and great captures,very well done,
Saeid

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Brian65
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30 Apr 2012 - 8:46 AM

WOW! youve done it again, fantastic images Carol.
Brian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8581 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1121 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 8:46 AM

V1 in particular is excellent, and among your best. Focus, exposure and composition spot on.
Moira

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NDODS
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30 Apr 2012 - 10:09 AM

A magnificent set of images, full of the right photographic ingredient, however there has to be a winner, Version 1 get my vote for such a wonderful capture.

Regards Nathan

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barbarahirst
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30 Apr 2012 - 10:30 AM

2 beauties
What long legs
and love the wing in V1

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digital_boi
30 Apr 2012 - 10:31 AM

both excellent Carol great detail on both

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
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30 Apr 2012 - 10:35 AM

Love the wing in V1, so shunkleyGrinGrin
Diane

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Alvar
Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 11:07 AM

Two great shots Carol.....as usualSmileSmile
Alvar

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 1:12 PM

Great shots. Excellent details, light and comp.

Ann

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moiral
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30 Apr 2012 - 2:00 PM

What a beautiful little creature. Love it's golden fur (not sure what you would call it Grin). 2 beautiful shots Carol. Moira

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Daisymaye
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30 Apr 2012 - 2:51 PM

Excellent details and lovely colour.............Sandy

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Growmore
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30 Apr 2012 - 3:53 PM

Spot on and stunning shots Carol with amazing detail and colour.
Gary

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TrevBatWCC
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30 Apr 2012 - 3:54 PM

You never fail to amaze us with your wonderful close-ups, Carol, and they seem to be getting better and better all the time Wink
Trev Smile

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ChiliMan
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30 Apr 2012 - 5:09 PM

I love those colours on the wing in V1, Carol. But V2 is superb for its furriness Grin

And I have to say...it's got SUCH a cool name.

Andrew

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Glostopcat
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30 Apr 2012 - 5:48 PM

Two terrific detailed close ups of the blonde pinochio of the insect world, I like the irridescence of its wings. I notice that the Big O has been quiet today, no doubt he's been out and about on the Somerset Levels trying to capture something extraordinary for us to view!

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30 Apr 2012 - 6:38 PM

Great close-ups, Carol.
Tony

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LynneJoyce
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30 Apr 2012 - 6:40 PM

Two wonderfully detailed close ups Carol. I'm busy hunting Panish bugs as we speak (well actually not now, in the free wifi bar) but they are somewhat elusive at the moment, apart from the honey bees on the sage and they are so quick I doubt if I have a half decent shot - yet!

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30 Apr 2012 - 6:44 PM

Two crisp, colourful images. And how on earth do you identify them all?

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30 Apr 2012 - 7:40 PM

Both excellent captures SmileSmile
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30 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

A well detailed duo Carol ...Bill

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AnnChown
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30 Apr 2012 - 9:08 PM

Fine detail Carol - especially his hairy legs. I thought of you today when I was having my afternoon tea outside; there were quite a lot of small bees buzzing around. I would never have been able to photograph them as they were so busy... Lovely creatures to watch and marvel at though. Smile
Ann

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
30 Apr 2012 - 11:31 PM

excellent detail, great set Carol
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2 May 2012 - 7:48 AM

Great timing if they move quick. Wonderful detail. Paul

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