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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Aug 2009 5:52AM
He is certainly a different looking bug. Very pretty colour. Three super captures of him..........Sandy

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1 Aug 2009 6:24AM
excellent set ,Carol,v3....
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
1 Aug 2009 6:42AM
hope you get an ID. v1 for me.lesley
goso 11 2 1 Australia
1 Aug 2009 6:49AM
Stunning detail in all three Carol - can't help with the ID...Bill
iancam 9 23 England
1 Aug 2009 6:53AM
Three superb images Carol, Great detail and colour.
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Aug 2009 7:19AM
Three excellent shots Carol - totally stumped there are millions of moths - but it looks like one from the humming bird moth family but I cant ID it
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 7:35AM
What exceptionally long legs for such a heavy looking body. Three great captures Carol.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 7:42AM
The detail, lighting, colours are amazing Carol. Top quality capture of this rather unusual looking bug.

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
1 Aug 2009 7:42AM
Not the foggiest, but some great macro as ever.

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 7:44AM
A trio of good images Carol - v1 is my favourite but they are all very good - I do like v3 for the flower though as the unknown flys away - Elizabeth
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
1 Aug 2009 7:56AM
Amazing detail !

May I suggest a chick with long legs.

stunning,great detail
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 8:11AM
Looks spiderish with those long legs but I only see six of them. V1 especially good.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
1 Aug 2009 8:14AM
What a strange looking insect and what great captures.

Phil36 9
1 Aug 2009 8:15AM
Brilliant close up and detail
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
1 Aug 2009 8:26AM
Hi there Carol, I think this is a Bombylius major, I uploaded one ages ago and this is what someone identified it as, super shots

Nicky x
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 Aug 2009 8:28AM
Nicky is right! Otherwise known as a Bee Fly. Aren't they gorgeous!!! Not easy flies to catch because of their habit of hovering - you're very lucky if they actually rest on the flower. Beautifully caught!
1 Aug 2009 9:06AM
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
1 Aug 2009 9:14AM
" A long legged Beasty" Smile Great detail in your amazing close-ups Carol xxx
1 Aug 2009 10:01AM
Excellent macro set ,Carol.
Excellent photos, the 3 of them. JNC
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
1 Aug 2009 10:57AM
Great set. #1 for me
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
1 Aug 2009 11:00AM
Lovely colour and clear detail Carol
Cormy 10 3 England
1 Aug 2009 11:09AM
Awesome clarity,Carol.By the way its wet here,surprise,surprise !!
m3lem 12 England
1 Aug 2009 11:14AM
A set of awesome images Carol, love v2 the detail is amazing
Andrea x
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 11:26AM
So detailed
Lovely work
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
1 Aug 2009 12:42PM
What incredible legs....I love the name "bombylius" It has such a ring to it!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 1:07PM
great detail and such long legs
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 1:09PM
I have never seen anything like this befor I thought it was a PS special great capture

1 Aug 2009 2:02PM
Lovely set Carol.. yep a Bee-Fly

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Aug 2009 2:21PM
3 cracking shots Carol, V1 for me it's a beauty,
franfoto 10 2 32 England
1 Aug 2009 2:39PM
Great clarity in all three, the bee fly looks similar to the buds of the plant here. great catch. # 1 my favourite.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
1 Aug 2009 3:14PM
Good captures, Carol, especially V1. And look at its schnozz!! Would that be counted as a proboscis?

SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 3:42PM
Yes, V1 really stands out here and what a very excellent name - Bombylius Major!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 4:49PM
A little charmer, glad you got an ID, you certainly come up with some interesting insects.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Aug 2009 6:02PM
Three super shots of this extraordinary long legged little fellow going about his daily business, the detail and colours are excellent in all 3 versions
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
1 Aug 2009 6:04PM
Superb set of captures Carol - wonderful light, colours and detail and your usual high standard of presentation. Congrats on your E2 featured.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 6:27PM
An unusual looking creature, Carol - you did well to discover it, let alone get three excellent shots. Well done.
Excellent detail & light in V1.
Silverzone 10 2 England
1 Aug 2009 8:05PM
Definitly a Bee Fly. The make a very loud buzzing and can often be heard before they're seen. Sylvia
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
1 Aug 2009 8:06PM
Superbly well timed captures. Well spotted.
jayjay52 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2009 9:01PM
Brilliant detail in all these shots
Beautiful set of well composed close-up's. Lovely colours and excellent detail.
betts 10 1 England
2 Aug 2009 10:11PM
It looks like one of the flower bud , smashing close up shots.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 11:06PM
wow, amazing, I`ve seen a couple of these, one of my goals is to get a shot of one
evelen 13 5 England
6 Aug 2009 6:24PM
fantastic shot .you have a great colection of bug shots.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 5:57PM
Wow, these are brilliant!

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