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Nube de mosquitos

Posted by
MAU (Els Poblets, Spain) on 14 February 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Supongo que las habéis visto alguna vez, una 'nubecilla' de pequeños mosquitos volando como locos de arriba a abajo y en círculos. Quise captar su movimiento y esta foto es lo mejor que conseguí. Al menos vale para que, teniendo en cuenta que la exposición fue de 1/20s, se pueda deducir (no muy científicamente) que esos 'locos mosquitos' baten sus alas unas 160-180 veces por segundo.

"Mosquito cloud" - I assume you've seen it some time, a small 'cloud' of tiny mosquitoes flying like crazy up and down and in circles. I wanted to capture their movement and this photo is the best I achieved. At least it can be used, given that exposure time was 1/20s, to infer that those 'crazy mosquitoes' beat their wings about 160-180 times per second.

NIKON D200 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 100 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

An intriguing and very interesting capture.

14 Feb 2018 7:35am

@Michael Skorulski: Thank you Michael.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


14 Feb 2018 9:55am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


14 Feb 2018 11:06am

@Dimitrios: Muchas gracias Dimitros.

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Wow.. how did you manage this.

14 Feb 2018 11:42am

@Chetan: Well, I has seen these mosquito swarms before, and the best time to see them is late afternoon when the sun backlights them (otherwise you can hardly see them). The slow shutter was to try to catch the movement.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh génial

14 Feb 2018 12:55pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Quite a 'surrealist' capture! I know these swarms of insects well from my walks with the dogs ...

14 Feb 2018 1:23pm

@franz: Thank you. Yes, maybe 'surrealist' is the right word.

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain


14 Feb 2018 3:05pm

@Lalena: Gracias!!!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Esta vez los malditos mosquitos se han prestado a hacer algo bueno! Has conseguido una bella imagen...!

14 Feb 2018 5:46pm

@Adela Fonts: Bella no sé. Pero curiosa u original creo que sí.

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

14 Feb 2018 9:47pm

@omid: Gracias.

Maria Beristain from San Sebastian, Spain

Magnífica imagen con una historia realmente interesante... la velocidad a la que aletean esos inquietantes seres alados.

18 Feb 2018 9:49am

@Maria Beristain: Muchas gracias María, por pasarte y comentar.

1/20 second
ISO 100
255 mm (35mm equiv.)