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"On air" macrophotography | by Roberto F.
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"On air" macrophotography

Much much better in this way: View On Black

 

It is a "Bombylius major". Many thanks to Laura from www.bumblebee.org that always helps me with her experience!

www.insectpix.net/Bombylius_major.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombylius

 

These insects are very fast but they often stay in suspended flight for a couple of seconds before they pose to a flower. In one of these moments I took the photo.

Questi insetti si muovono molto velocemente ma spesso rimangono in volo sospeso per un paio di secondi prima di posarsi su un fiore. Ho scattato la fotografia in uno di questi attimi.

 

Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM - Canon MT-24EX twin lite flash

f/14 - 1/200 - 400 ISO - Free Hand (Mano libera)

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Taken on March 29, 2008