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« on: January 19, 2008, 12:13:01 PM »

Anyone know what this is?



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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 01:03:31 PM »

A fly disguised as a bee.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2008, 01:54:54 PM »

A Syrphid of some sort, sometimes called a Hover fly. Their larva/groube forms are predators of aphids and very beneficial to have in a garden. To a degree they also pollinate plants but little is know about this.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2008, 04:38:24 PM »

Thanks guys!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2008, 05:39:13 PM »

What a gorgeous photo!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008, 07:25:46 PM »

Really, like Dahlia said, thats a GREAT picture!
 Did you take this, and if you did what lens set-up do you use for this kind of picture.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 12:10:06 AM »

Thanks guys. This is actually a "flickr friend" that took this photo. She has a Nikon D80 with a Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens. It's a "VR" or vibration reduction lens (as you probably know). She is not only a great photographer, but has great equipment and a good sense of humor.

You can find her Flickr stream here: http://flickr.com/photos/malingering/

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 09:45:28 AM »

Anyone know what this is?


Scott

Scott I am pretty sure it is a syrphid fly species. I am going to try to get a picture of mine into this post so you can see how similar they look.  There are so many species of the syrphid.  Beautiful shot by the way.  Have the best of a wonderful day.  Cindi

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008, 12:54:43 PM »

Thanks Cindi! Beautiful photo, and I think we have a match!

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008, 01:24:04 PM »

its called a "drone fly",

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-&p=drone%20fly%20pictures&type=
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008, 09:58:49 PM »

Ted, that was good, but there was only one site that I could gain access to.  They all came up that I did not have permission to go on the site, go figure.  Have a great and wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 11:42:31 PM »

http://www.photosig.com/go/photos/view?id=2119334&forward=
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 07:31:27 AM »

Ted, thank you, that was a great picture, amazing how people can get such good closeups eh?  Best of a wonderful day, Cindi
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