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A male Common Scorpionfly, Panorpa communis . They look as though they may be dangerous but are in fact harmless. I wanted to try and get an image from under the fly as opposed to the normal over the top shot show as to show off the colourful thorax and mouthparts.
Full frame image straight out the camera with no manipulation whatsoever other than adding a border and a quick sharpen.

Thanks for looking in......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 150mm 2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2013 - 3:05 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Scorpionfly
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:24 Jun 2013 - 6:53 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Panorpa communis, Scorpionfly, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69
Voters:ColleenA · Pinnace · annettep38 · KarenFB · WhiteRose1 · NaturesHaven · andylea · User_Removed · RonnieAG · TimMunsey · mossy · EMJAYCEE · Arty · pollisher · Pete · morpheus1955 · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Maiwand · georgiepoolie · ValSaxby · AnnChown · richmowil · johnjo58 · CaroleS · mex · TonyDy · SlowSong · fentiger · rontear · mikbee · Quoise · ChristineD · ChiliMan · saltireblue · Stace · Niknut · Terry L · Eastlands · zapar40 · johnke · Glostopcat · Mike_Smith · bluetitblue · Louise_Morris · anniepickering · ChrisWallace · Philip_P · Shane136 · jamesmoorephotography · jaktis · adrian_w · Andrea16 · chase · Alan_Baseley · taggart · cabbie · bricurtis · Norfolkboy · Greyheron · Alda · 213hardy · jasonrwl · Holmewood · pentony · MD2009 · chalkhillblue · PhillipMinnis · pamelajean · ali63 ·
Views:165
Unique Views:90

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 7:00 AM

Wow...what a great image, pin sharp and showing amazing detail...great capture

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annettep38
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24 Jun 2013 - 7:11 AM

Ouch, that tick must be a burden.. Or isit part of it.
Great POV!

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KarenFB
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24 Jun 2013 - 7:14 AM

A pretty little fly, beautifully caught - the details are fascinating! Smile

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WhiteRose1
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24 Jun 2013 - 7:15 AM

Fascinating detail from this view point, Ade.

Dave

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NaturesHaven
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24 Jun 2013 - 7:32 AM

I love real.............super image..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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24 Jun 2013 - 8:07 AM

Excellent photography capturing this character in such fine detail.
Ronnie.

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Jun 2013 - 8:59 AM

The expert at work.Smile
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Maiwand
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24 Jun 2013 - 9:19 AM

Your skill at producing these images seems to have no bounds Ade. Great shot.GrinGrin
Ron

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AnnChown
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24 Jun 2013 - 10:09 AM

Amazing macro Ade!
Ann

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richmowil
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24 Jun 2013 - 10:30 AM

Tremendous detail !! Super image!!

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2013 - 10:48 AM

Great composition Ade that highlights the Scorpion bit, I like it

David

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TonyDy
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24 Jun 2013 - 11:09 AM

Superb shot, Ade.
Tony

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SlowSong
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24 Jun 2013 - 11:10 AM

They really do look as if they mean business. I'm glad they're softies really. Smile

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rontear
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24 Jun 2013 - 1:49 PM

Distinctive image Ade. Perfectly placed.
Ron.

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mikbee
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24 Jun 2013 - 1:51 PM

Yes,good POV here Ade.
A well detailed and coloured shot.
Mick.

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ChristineD
24 Jun 2013 - 3:26 PM

Fascinating macro detail

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ChiliMan
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24 Jun 2013 - 3:38 PM

Oh my word...first of all, stellar capture, Ade...but also...straight out the cam!!

Amazing...

A...

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24 Jun 2013 - 5:56 PM

A cracking macro Ade, you've really sprung to life these past few weeks!Grin

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Mike_Smith
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24 Jun 2013 - 6:01 PM

Cracking sharp Macro shot

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bluetitblue
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24 Jun 2013 - 6:02 PM

Some great detail on this one also.

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Louise_Morris
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24 Jun 2013 - 6:23 PM

Superb image Ade - there seems to be a lot of these around at the moment too. Lou

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ChrisWallace
24 Jun 2013 - 6:33 PM

A quality image, not easy with these flys
Chris

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jaktis
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24 Jun 2013 - 7:58 PM

Great captured details

Peter

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24 Jun 2013 - 8:48 PM

We have one similar--- he did not show me his shout-- just the spread of his wings-- Great image you got!

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bricurtis
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24 Jun 2013 - 8:59 PM

Nice one Ade - not any easy subject.
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Norfolkboy
24 Jun 2013 - 9:10 PM

Nice one, Ade.
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jasonrwl
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24 Jun 2013 - 10:04 PM

Superb as always Ade

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Holmewood
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24 Jun 2013 - 11:17 PM

Fantastic shot

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25 Jun 2013 - 3:46 PM

Excellent capture, great detail.
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