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By Norfolkboy  
Good evening folks,
Had a brief opportunity to get the macro lens out this lunchtime,
the first time since the end of the summer.
Some of you will be familiar with this insect, the Large Bee-Fly Bombylius major.It's quite common in spring. The Bombyliidae are a family of flies. Their common name is bee flies. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects, generally bees and wasps.
These little buggers never keep still, so are very difficult to nail well.
Many thanks for the comments etc on my Robin upload, all appreciated Grin.

Tags: Bee-fly Wildlife and nature Bombylius major British insects

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johnke 4 223 15
28 Apr 2013 6:26PM
Yes we also have them and they are really fast and jerky , certainly not so easy to capture, but you have done very well to get this image, its really super...John

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 8:48PM
An insect which I have little or no knowledge of, however what I do know is that you have captured this rather industrious little chap very well. My only qualm or point of note would be to say, whilst a lot of people like the motion blur in the moving wings I rather like the more cleaner frozen capture.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Apr 2013 9:09PM
Great closeup Colin.GrinGrin
Well taken Colin.
28 Apr 2013 9:24PM
Lovely shot
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 9:40PM
Super detail Colin,

Mike_Smith Plus
10 440 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2013 5:52PM
Nice shot Col, i am going to get a Macro lens shortly
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
29 Apr 2013 8:45PM
Nearly Colin Smile- when buzzin' they are a nightmare. I took some at 1/800 th and got hardly any detail in the wings. Easier pitched.Smile
Ayoob 6 Australia
2 May 2013 2:46AM
A beautiful maacro shot , very well taken.....Grin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 May 2013 11:22PM
Well timed.. Lovely perch, too.

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