Insects in Flight

Challenge #59 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Here's your chance to show us these amazing insects with their wings in action. showing off their beauty, colours, and speed. The insects should be flying around in their natural environment. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
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Landing Gear Down
by old joe
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hoverfly coming in to land on flower head
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Submitted: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 11:04 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 12th August, 2013
Focal length: 85 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
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ISO: 800
Notes: taken with 50mm f1.7 +variable x2macro converter, manual focus aided by"catch in focus" focal length relates to setting for in body stabilisation only,has to be set manually with this set up.
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