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Long legged fly

Long legged fly
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-17 1:33
Viewed: 2659
Points: 26
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Long Legged Fly (Dolichopodids)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Asilomorpha
Superfamily: Empidoidea
Family: Dolichopodidae
Dolichopodids are small (4-9 mm), slender flies, which are usually brilliantly colored with metallic hues of green, blue, copper, gold, and silver. Some species are gray or black. They are characterized by 2 long wings and long slender legs.

Dolichopodids occur in diverse habitats; larvae are commonly found in moist soil and under tree bark and adults are often abundant near streams, and are found on foliage, tree bark, and flowers of various plants. Both larvae and adults are predaceous on many other insects and small arthropods, including mites, thrips, psocids, aphids, and other insects larvae. The maggot like larvae of the long-legged fly are found in such habitats as soil, rotted vegetation, mud, and under bark. Most are predators or scavengers.

Source: Wikipedia, floridagardener.com

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-17 1:44]

Hi Haraprasan,
an awesome shot.
Amazing colours.
Perfect detail and sharpness.
Well done,

Hello Haraprasan
Excellent shots of this Long Legged Fly,
I was looking for this ID for a long time,
Perfect details,compo and lighting,

Good Luck

Beautiful colours and details in these shots Hara.
I like the two separate views and interesting note.
Good work my friend.

Hello friend,
Very good close-up in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in it!
very well composed and well seen

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-17 6:38]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very fine capture of this colourful fly. I like the two angles and the sharp details.
Very nicely presented!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-17 6:42]

Hello Haraprasan,
Great double presentation of a Long-legged Fly shown in two fine macros: the first one really displaying the long legs and the second the body and angle of the wings.
Both shots are of high technical quality with good sharpness and a joy to see.
Regards, Ivan

hello haraprasan,
nice capture of the fly, this macro has good quality, sharp image, well saturated colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Ah, so this is him, the long legged fly! Thanks for showing this. Much closer and better detail than mine. I received my extension ring today. I'm interested to see what difference it makes. I still probably can't get this close. Well done.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-17 12:38]

Hi Haraprasan,
Just marking this shot for now and will come back with a proper critique. Hopefully my system trouble is over.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-17 15:38]

Hi Haraprasan,

Great shots of this very colorful fly with the long legs. Nice to see two different views with the wings in different positions. Great colors and details.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-17 20:06]

Hello Haraprasan

Just marking the post for now


Love those metallic colors and great pov.
Fascinating photos!!! Very good.

Gran ampliación por el tamaño del mosquito. Bien resuelta y con abundante profundidad. Saludos.

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