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This kite-tailed robberfly (Tolmerus atricapillus - or sometimes Machimus atricapillus) with a freshly caught lunch really put the stare on me when I leaned in to capture a shot of it eating.

This is also a good shot to see what their cool feet look like with those twin claws.

1.5:1 mag capture using the Canon MP-E65mm

Tags:   macro Canon Canon 5D MkIII CanonEOS5DMarkIII Canon 5D Mark III 5D3 flash Godox Thinklite TT685C plåtdiffusor v4 Canon MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x MP-E65 1.5:1 1.5x insect insects BuggyLunch Bugs on Bugs robber fly assassin fly rovfluga Raubfliege predator prey catch eating victim fly fluga Diptera Asilidae grey leaf dead leaf eyes stare staring compound eyes bristles claws f/9.5 kite-tailed robberfly Asilinae Asiloidea Tomerus atricapillus Machimus Gemeine Raubfliege

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Here is a male grey-banded mining bee (Andrena denticulata) displaying a mighty fine moustache while climbing around on some yellow flowers in search of the tastiest pollen.

Tags:   macro Canon Canon 5D MkII CanonEOS5DMarkII Canon 5D Mark II 5D2 flash Meike MK-300 glassdiffusor Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro bee mining bee grävbi sandbi tandsandbi Andrenidae Andreninae Andrena denticulata hair hairy fuzz fuzzy fur furry moustache Sam Elliott grey-banded mining bee solitary bee solitärbi Solitärenbiene Biene Sandbiene Reinfarn-Herbstsandbiene f/22

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My son has taken up an interest in assisting me in my photographic endeavours. We found this Gasteruption parasitoid wasp inside the glass in his grandmother's greenhouse and took it outside. It was obviously a bit tired from being stuck there so when Daniel offered it a wet finger it drank eagerly - and I took some shots.

I had the MP-E65mm on the camera at the moment so one of those shots with the bug in front of his out-of-focus face wouldn't work, but he coaxed me into making a run for it and fetch the more normal macro lens while he kept the wasp entertained.

This shot is taken post lens-change as he managed to keep the wasp on his finger while I switched gear (and also got the in-front-of-him shot he wanted). For a similar shot, but taken using the MP-E65mm, go here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50256033487/

This is either a G. jaculator or G. caucasicum, but they only differ in one species having a couple of indentations in the neck and my shots don't offer conclusive evidence which of them it is.

This species parasitizes on solitary bees nesting in cavities in wood where it sticks that ridiculously long ovipositor down the cavity.

Portrait shot here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50309769442/

The shot with it in front of Daniel here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50556464842/

Tags:   macro Canon Canon 5D MkIII CanonEOS5DMarkIII Canon 5D Mark III 5D3 flash Godox Thinklite TT685C plåtdiffusor v4 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Raynox DCR-250 insect stekel wasp bistekel Gasteruption jaculator caucasicum Gasteruptiidae finger fingertip OnFinger ovipositor slätnackad bistekel gropnackad bistekel Apocrita Gasteruptiinae Parasitica parasitic wasp Evanioidea parasite nail fingernail f/13

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A somewhat surprised-looking silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) using its long proboscis to such up some tasty nectar from the flower on a thistle in the Svartkällsskogens nature reserve.

Part 1 here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50192942537/

Tags:   macro Canon Canon 5D MkIII CanonEOS5DMarkIII Canon 5D Mark III 5D3 flash Godox Thinklite TT685C plåtdiffusor v4 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Raynox DCR-250 Svartkällsskogens naturreservat insect butterfly fjäril Schmetterling Edelfalter Silberstrich silverstreckad pärlemorfjäril silver-washed fritillary fritillary Argynnis paphia Lepidoptera Kaisermantel pärlemorfjäril orange spotted spots black spots tistel Distel thistle green eyes hair hairy fuzz fuzzy fur furry Heliconiinae Nymphalidae Papilionoidea Glossata Rhopalocera praktfjäril f/8

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This red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is standing in the sea of pink flowers on an October stonecrop (Hylotelephium sieboldii).

The name of the butterfly, "red admiral" can seem a bit odd given that it isn't very red and what's the naval connection? Well, the admiral part is a variation on "admirable" and that it sure is.

Part 1 here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50517893972/

Part 2 here: www.flickr.com/photos/tinyturtle/50577079012/

Tags:   macro Canon Canon 5D MkIII CanonEOS5DMarkIII Canon 5D Mark III 5D3 flash Godox Thinklite TT685C plåtdiffusor v4 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM insect fjäril Schmetterling butterfly amiralfjäril amiral admiral red admiral Vanessa atalanta redadmirable Nymphalinae Nymphalidae Papilionoidea Lepidoptera Glossata Rhopalocera vinterpraktfjäril praktfjäril Nymphalini pink black red band proboscis drinking soft compound eyes hairy eyes hairy legs f/13 japansk kärleksört kärleksört Hylotelephium sieboldii Sedum October daphne stonecrop October stonecrop Siebold's stonecrop Siebold's sedum fetblad


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