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MacroLuv
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Post by MacroLuv »

I like this one because of nicely visible legs. Two of them are resting on the flower. Fairly long front leg. It looks even longer then visible part of proboscis. :shock: And thick at its base, more white then olive green.:D

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Camera model Olympus SP-320
Date/time 03.08.2006/14:10:31
Exposure time 1/640 s
F-number f/5
ISO 64
Focal length 8 mm
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Post by Bruce Williams »

I think the tack-sharp tail kind of adds to the the impression of skilled (although clearly not effortless) hovering. Come to think of it the presence of an obviously functional "tail" is altogether un-insect like.

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Post by beetleman »

Try flapping your arms and holding your abdomen still like that and while you are drinking your soda from a straw :shock:
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Post by MacroLuv »

That brush alike shaped tail possibly has some function. :-k
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Post by Bruce Williams »

Gave it a try Doug - the other folks in the pub must have thought I was a nutter :lol:

Yes Nikola I'm sure it is functional - seems to deployed very much in the way the humming birds use their tails.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Bruce said:
Gave it a try Doug - the other folks in the pub must have thought I was a nutter :lol:


Ha! I've to be getting out more, I'm missing things! :smt044

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