The Snout

By bricurtis
The Snout.

Hover-fly ............... Rhingia campestris.

Been after this Hover-fly with the pointed snout for months - very elusive - so pleased to get this. It's different.

Got a couple more shots that may appear at a later date.

Must give a big thankyou to MickS for his UA on previous image.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Tags: Insects General Snout Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Verbena Hover-fly Wildlife and nature

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Comments


tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 7:59PM
A pleasure to be the first to comment, on this excellent macro image

Adrian
Shroomer 13 14 167 England
27 Sep 2011 8:19PM
Cracking piece of macro work Brian
Richard
27 Sep 2011 8:21PM
Very nice.
definately worth the wait...

dlp
chase Plus
15 1.8k 462 England
27 Sep 2011 9:18PM
Nice one Brian,well done....perseverence paid off !
senn 9 5 1 Belgium
27 Sep 2011 9:25PM
top level macro ..
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
27 Sep 2011 9:27PM
Worth the wait - excellent detail.

Mike
27 Sep 2011 9:34PM
An excellent shot and well worth the effort. Grin

Heath
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 9:42PM
brilliant, congrats Brian - makes the waiting all worth while
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 10:10PM
Large is fantastic Brian.


Ken
Karen_Summers 11 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 10:12PM
another beauty
MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2011 10:28PM
Don't know how you take these, but they are great.
Mavis
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
27 Sep 2011 10:32PM
Excellent.
Joan.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
27 Sep 2011 10:40PM
Dont know how you do it all the time Brian - but I am glad you do. Its a beauty.
Ron
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
28 Sep 2011 1:10AM
Superb detailed image...........Sandy
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2011 5:57AM
First class, Brian, what a strange looking hover fly, not seen one of these here. Carol
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
28 Sep 2011 10:59AM
Superb Brian, don't think I've ever seen one either Wink
Geoff. (nearly elite)
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 12:20PM
Well done in finding and capturing it so well! They are amazing creatures so close up!
Ann
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2011 5:15PM
Blimey !!!!.....what incredible detail.....1st class piece of work !!!

Wonder what the 'protruberence' is for, that's above it's 'snout' ?????????.....doesn't bear thinking about ?
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
29 Sep 2011 2:23PM
Many thanks to dawnmichelle for her UA - much appreciated.

Brian.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 Sep 2011 9:22PM
A terrific close up of the pinochio of the insect world, such tremendous detail and clarity

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