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Eristalis Tenax

Eristalis Tenax
: Nicolas Moulin (nimou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
: Animals
: 2007-03
: Insects
: Kodak DX6490, Raynox DCR250
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
: Flies [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-03-27 7:40
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Eristalis tenax (Macho - Male)
Order : Diptera Family : Syrphidae.

Description : Eristalis tenax is one of the larger hoverflies (family Syrphidae). Hoverflies are classic Batesian mimics, harmless but closely resembling bees or wasps (order Hymenoptera), and Eristalis is one that closely resembles the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera, not only in appearance but also in behaviour as it visits flowers. However, as a true fly it has just a single pair of wings, the hind wings having been modified into the tiny, drumstick-like halteres, which provide balance in flight. The males commonly hover in woodland clearings, aggressively defending small territories.
The larva of Eristalis and related genera is the "rat-tailed maggot" so called because it has a long, rear, tail-like, extendable breathing-tube, enabling it to live submerged in organically polluted, deoxygenated aquatic sediments.

Camara Kodak DX6490 con Raynox DCR250. Flash Difusor Homemade. F8 a 1/350

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Hi Nicolas,
Great close up. Great depth and clarity to this fly. I really like the dark part of the leaf behind the fly as it really highlights the detail of the fly.
Nice shot, regards

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-27 8:12]

hi Nicolas,
une macro trs intressante, les dtails sont fins et la couleur trs jolie.


Hola Nicolas.

Muy nitidos los detalles de este insecto en el que yo destacaria por esos ojos enormes.

Jose Luis.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-27 8:45]

Hi Nicolas,

A great shot of this hoverfly,nice colors ,good POV,nice diagonal compo,well done and TFS


Belle mise en vidence de cette syrphe.
Bonne journe.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-27 10:08]

Hola Nicolas
Impresionante captura la de este srfido. Visto as parece un autntico cabezota.
Excelente macro con sorprendente nitidez, color, luminosidad, enfoque y profundidad. El punto de vista poco habitual.
Gracias por compartirla.

hi nicolas,
lovely macro shot, good shar image with lots of details, nice point of view, i loved the bg here, well saturated colour tones,
tfs & regards

Hola Nicols,
Excelente macro como nos tienes acostumbrados, la composicin en diagonal deja ver muy bien todos los detalles, la nitidez y luz son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

bonjour nicolas
cette macro est extremement bien reussi,je ne pense pas que l'on puisse esperer plus proche.
tres bonne nettet et details.belles couleurs et bonne exposition.

Magnifique, toute la nettet, on voit tellement bien tous les dtails.

Hello Nicolas!
This is a very good, details photo. I really like the way how you presented this specimen. Profil of this fly is very good, both because of good DOF and nice, saturated colours.
Many thanks for showing it.

The fly is Epistrophe eligans.

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