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Hornet (I Think)

By Davesumner    
This insect was taken on the banks of Birdsland Lake near Upwey in Victoria, Australia. I think it is some type of Hornet but someone out there may be able to identify it better than I can.

I took this because it looked like it was on the runway waiting to take off and I was pleased with the results as it was taken hand held.

Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature


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Stunning detail.
koka 13 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 12:02AM
looks innocent enough - lovely detail in the wings - great work Katie
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 12:15AM
Stunning detail and colour, very well taken.

13 Nov 2009 6:58AM
Fantastic macro work.
KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 182 England
13 Nov 2009 7:13AM
If it were in the UK I'd say it was a Hover Fly - you've caught it brilliantly. I like the diagonal composition and the out of focus background.
12 10 10 England
13 Nov 2009 8:38AM
Very good close up.
Davesumner 14 28 300 Australia
13 Nov 2009 8:52AM

Quote:If it were in the UK I'd say it was a Hover Fly.

I have researched this and found out that a fly has two wings as in my image but any other flying insect such as bees and dragonflies have four wings.

Therefore the conclusion is that this is a hoverfly.

Thanks for the nice comments.
KevSB 17 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2009 11:15AM
amazed at sharpness here, great to se so much detail

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