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"Attack of the Bee-fly"

Observed: 7th April 2011 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates

At the risk of this becoming something of an obsession, I just cannot resist posting this latest shot, complete with "Hammer House of Horror" shadow, of one of my resident Bee-flies.
At home I had my close-focus rings, hence the larger and hopefully clearer picture. That's one hell of a snout, isn't it?

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leenestofvipers's picture


That is a cracking shot.

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Thank you so much ...

... I'm very glad that you like it. It pleased me, I must say, after several days of trying.

Sue Hendrie's picture

Great shot!

I love the shadow!

Sue Hendrie

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Two suns

Thank you, Sue, I thought the shadow added a certain je ne sais quoi.

Incidentally, the sun was both hitting the Bee-fly directly and reflecting strongly off a conservatory window and hitting the fly again from a different angle. It's as if there were two suns, hence parts of the shadow are actually two overlapped shadows.