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Old Sep 17, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Hover fly on Purple flower

Taken with a 70-180 macro lens on a Nikon D300 using a ring flash.
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Very nice...even for a bug!
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Old Sep 19, 2009, 5:37 PM   #3
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Beautiful shot!!!

But, it's a Honey Bee, not a flower fly...
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Old Sep 19, 2009, 5:40 PM   #4
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Thank you for commenting. I have been told many times online that it is not a bee but a hover fly. I just shoot them and i do not care what they are.
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A beeutiful shot. (-:
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Old Sep 19, 2009, 7:47 PM   #6
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Thank you for commenting. I have been told many times online that it is not a bee but a hover fly. I just shoot them and i do not care what they are.
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LOL! Quite true - But if you give it a title you're going to have to stand by it. I am absolutely sure that this is a honey bee...

But yes, gorgeous shot.

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There are some very good bee mimics, but the elbowed antennae, pollen baskets, and what I can see of the mouthparts pretty much convinces me it's a bee. It looks like it has only two wings, but in most bees, the second pair are small and hard to distinguish easily.
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I too feel it's a bee but on the other hand I'm sure it doesn't care what you call it. Clear, detailed shot with super colors.

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I am so glad you all like it. I had thought it was a bee but on another site they said no. It does not matter to me. Next time i shall call it a bug.
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