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Eristalis tenax covered with pollen. I saw this only one time and was able to take a picture. Never seen this sinds. <br />
This is a Drone fly or in dutch Blind Bee. which is covered with pollen. (Please zoom in on the picture to see the star like pollen). Drone Fly,Drone fly,Eristalis tenax,Geotagged,Netherlands,Spring,blinde bij,pollen Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eristalis tenax covered with pollen.

I saw this only one time and was able to take a picture. Never seen this sinds.
This is a Drone fly or in dutch Blind Bee. which is covered with pollen. (Please zoom in on the picture to see the star like pollen).

    comments (22)

  1. This is insane, once again. I'm running out of words to compliment you. Thank you b y the way for sharing in full resolution, did you find the "load original" feature yet? I would have never imagined the pollen to be star-shaped but they really are, incredible. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks for the compliment! I didn't find the load original feature yet, but i would really like to! Posted 3 years ago
      1. Cool, I'm sure you will like it. Just open any photo full screen by clicking on it. In the top right corner there will be a button "Load original", click it and wait for it to finish loading. Next, you can zoom in very deeply into the original size image, which obviously works best if the photo owner has uploaded in high resolution. The button will only appear when you are logged in and when the owner of the photo you are viewing has this setting enabled, which is true by default.

        To give you an extreme example:
        http://www.jungledragon.com/image/12485/epic_mega_panorama_of_tarangire_river_tanzania.html/zoom

        Try it on that one, it's a 200MP photo, you can zoom in very very deeply.
        Posted 3 years ago
        1. Very good, this post has gave some ideas ;) Posted 3 years ago
          1. Tell me :) Posted 3 years ago
            1. Sorry, something went wrong with the reply. But i really like the feature you build into the site to load in full!! Did it on all my pictures and it is fun to see when you zoom in and klick it, it really gets much sharper. (the only site so far that i know that can do that!) Posted 3 years ago
              1. Yes, it works great on your images since you upload them in such high resolution, thank you for that. It's the true original like you uploaded it, untouched by any compression or resizing. There is no resolution limitation in your uploads, for as long as the file is below 15MB.

                Anyway, glad you like it!
                Posted 3 years ago
                1. I already told this is a really good and fun site to some of my Zoom.nl friends and
                  followers.
                  You really did a good job with this superb site!
                  Posted 3 years ago
                  1. That is very nice of you, we certainly could use a whole lot more members, it's kind of an undiscovered gem, many people do not know it exists. Thanks once again! Posted 3 years ago
                    1. It is really is an undiscovered gem! I have only seen it in the flickr group "macro for scientists" it really should have a bigger podium! Posted 3 years ago
        2. Thanks! didn't know that! Makes the site even better! I always (when possible) load images in full
          resolution. But until now never found one that can actually show it, like i see it on my computer.
          Posted 3 years ago
  2. Insanly good ;) Great capture! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks :) ! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Another superb macro. Those pollen look great. What a messy diner. Posted 3 years ago
  4. This is really amazing. Do you know which plant the pollen has come from? It looks really interesting. Posted 3 years ago
    1. I dont know sadly. This was the only critter that was covered with the pollen that day. It really stood out among the rest! Posted 3 years ago
      1. I'm sure it did. I've never seen that kind of pollen before. What I've seen is smaller and yellow but I have to look more carefully from now on :). Posted 3 years ago
  5. Stunning image!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! :) Posted 3 years ago
  6. Wonderful shot!!!!
    really deserves all the praise!!
    May I pleeease ask you how you do it.. the exif looks as silly as from my Venus 15mm.

    Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks for the nice comment!
      This is a link to an article i wrote on reversed lens photography. It is in Dutch but with a dutch-english translator should be easily readable http://www.derooijfotografie.nl/macrofotografie-met-een-omgedraaide-lens/
      Posted 3 years ago
  7. Wow. What a shot. Posted 11 months ago

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''Eristalis tenax'' is a European hoverfly, also known as the drone fly . It has been introduced into North America and is widely established.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by JHoppenbrouwers
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By JHoppenbrouwers

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Uploaded Mar 14, 2016. Captured May 29, 2014 12:02 in Ruytershoveweg 31, 4622 RK Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250