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What will it bee ?!

By annettep38  
Many thanks to Paul for the UA and to all of you who voted and commented on the red squirrel watching me. Last but not least thanks to Steve ( redpoll ) for selling the lens to me Smile

Back to 'normal' for today: Spotted this strange bee or bee fly yesterday in a park in Brantome. So good to see some well watered green plants and flowers! Needless to say, the local pollen seekers regard it as a 4 star restaurant.
Now I need Carole Ade or Karen to tell me what it is PLEASE!!!
Update: Ed found it!! Many thanks for the ID: Tachina grossa or the giant tachnid fly

Tags: Fly Insect Wildlife and nature Tachina grossa Giant tachinid fly

Voters: morpheus1955, NaturesHaven, gazlowe and 57 more

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Glyn1 8 4 1 England
12 Sep 2012 8:21PM
Superb Macro work.


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12 Sep 2012 8:28PM
Simply beautiful, Annette!!!!! AniaWink
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
12 Sep 2012 8:31PM
Annette, a SUPERB macro -- great focus and perfect comp.
Nice title as well.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
12 Sep 2012 8:45PM
Superb close up, Annette.

Almost wet myself with your exif!! GrinGrinGrin

12 Sep 2012 8:54PM
Super image, great detail, great focusing etc,
I like it,
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Sep 2012 8:59PM
A terrific detailed close up of what I think is a parasitic fly of some sort. I photographed something similar to this a few years ago, I will check back through my p/f to find it and see if anyone managed to id it.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 Sep 2012 9:05PM
I think it is a tachinidae fly and the type is a tachina grossa. It looks like the ugly brute i uploaded a few years ago. See page 42 of my portfolio if you want to see my pic, I think that is him!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Sep 2012 9:19PM
Whatever it is this is a fine example of good macro photography.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:25PM
Superb macro as usual Annette
jdinne 14 16 England
12 Sep 2012 9:53PM
Another stunning detailed capture Annette, and a brilliant exif Grin

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:55PM
A fascinating beastie beautifully captured. Can't identify it I'm afraid - in Spain with only intermittent, flaky Internet access.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
12 Sep 2012 10:01PM
A fine macro ,good and sharp.
Driftdive 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:05PM
Even flies can look so interesting.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:18PM
A great macro and a wonderful composition.
the cropping is just perfect.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 10:23PM
Great focus and details, even if he isn't going to win any beauty contests! Good to note you got the ID too.

susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:30PM
Fantastic macro and wonderful colours

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 10:31PM
Excellent detailed image Annette
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Sep 2012 10:32PM

I am sending you an ice cream sandwich! since I do not have a UA handy!
Humblebee 5 1 England
12 Sep 2012 11:00PM
Magnificent capture Annette - his head looks a little like a golden teddy bears that has had over large eyes attached Wink ... Carol Grin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 11:14PM
Such a well detailed close up annette.
Fine colours too.
Super shot.
12 Sep 2012 11:36PM
A stunning macro image and well captured Annette
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 12:10AM
Spot on and so well detailed.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Sep 2012 5:40AM
A super close-up, Annette, wonderful detail, well captured. Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
13 Sep 2012 6:55AM
Brilliant Macro
Ray42 9 3 England
13 Sep 2012 6:59AM
An excellent macro - thanks to epzers I am also wiser as to to what it is
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 7:11AM
Brilliant shot Annette, wonderful how everyone helps out when an ID is needed
Tibetan 5 3 England
13 Sep 2012 7:57AM
What a smashing shot good detail and composition not seen this one before, well done you regards Leon. awards well deserved.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 7:58AM
Very fine macro Annette.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
13 Sep 2012 8:40AM
Wonderfully detailed macro shot Annette.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
13 Sep 2012 9:16AM
Impressive shot Annette.
13 Sep 2012 11:57AM
Fabulous image. Deep
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 12:09PM
An extremely high quality image, so very worthy of your collection of UA's.

Regards Nathan
13 Sep 2012 12:23PM
oh! wow excellent detail Annette fine work a real pleasure to view

13 Sep 2012 4:21PM
Annette, a very fantastic, super and stunning have some very nice work to date.

Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
13 Sep 2012 6:34PM
Fabulous effort here Annette, well done indeed...

13 Sep 2012 7:48PM
Echo Ade's comment Annette, job well done here.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 9:07PM
What more can I say Annette SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile perfect.
14 Sep 2012 1:24AM
A stunning macro. Super detail

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2012 4:41PM
First class macro! GrinGrin

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