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My white couch - Flesh fly

My white couch - Flesh fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 50mm 1: 2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-03 3:48
Viewed: 2526
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I put the camera on the ground and slowly approach the fly. Luckily it did not fly, but it stayed for a moment only.

Flesh fly : Thanks for the correction by
Mr. Ersin @ Eruyanik

Flies of the Diptera family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek sarco- = flesh, phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies. Most flesh flies breed in carrion, dung, or decaying material, but a few species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals; hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects. These larvae, commonly known as maggots, live for about 5–10 days, before descending into the soil and maturing into adulthood. At that stage, they live for 5–7 days.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2011-07-03 3:51]

Hello Foozi,
Wonderful macro with a superb sharp focus on the fly. Fantastic details. Very beautiful natural colours. Great POV and composition.

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic macro shot you have achieved! Mushrooms and flies are great subjects as for me. Great posture on the mushroom like from a fairy tale and the clarity is brilliant! Also the depth of field!
Only one concern i would like to mention, it's a flesh fly, not a green bottle fly.
Congratulations for the magnificient photo!

Hi Foozi,

Fabulous macro shot of this Green-bottle fly my friend, excellent sharpness with amazing depth, love the soft subdued lighting, i particularly like the inclusion of the OOF umbrella looking Fungi that balances the composition beautifully, lovely work Foozi and well done,
Best regards,


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-07-03 4:37]

Hello Foozi,
Love this very special picture! The green tonality is very pleasing and the caps of the fungis are a very pictoresque element. Nice to have this Flesh-fly posed on one of them.
Interesting and original shot.
Kind regards

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A superb macro of this fly, great point of view with excellent sharpness details and very good composition on the Mushroom against a nice out of focus natural background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

GREAT photo Foozi!! The POV, the composition and the BG are excellent. The colours and the lighting are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

excellent close up capture,stunning colors,

A really beautiful photo with the sharp details of the fly and the soft folds of the fungus against a nice background. regards yiannis

Hello Foozi!
We have the same fly here in Brazil.Your pic is superb with good sharpness and fine details.The tow little flowers ( ?) are so cute! Nice to see your good job! TFS
Super week!

Hallo Foozi,
a superb macro shot, outstanding sharpness with incredible details, very beautiful colours, excellent wfrom all aspect
Best regards

Ciao Foozi. Fantastic paint MF! Great scenographic impact.


Ciao Foozi, lovely fly on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-03 13:09]

Hello Foozi,
fantastic macro, marvellous natural colors with a good sharpness and many details, perfect lighting. Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
Great macro capture with perfect focus. What I like at this image are colours, details, composition, POV and blurred BG. Well done!

Hi Foozi,
Very good job, a macro is almost surreal! ... Excellent!

The isolation of that fly on top of the mushroom is totally amazing friend Foozi. I like the focus plane with the sharp subject and the blade of grass underneath it. Very good lenswork with excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Hello Foozi,
Wonderful & amazing shot! great POV
TFS, Ferran

Hello Foozi,

An excellent macro showing this fly!
Pin sharp details and the accurate DoF isolates the subject well from the background...
Well framed, and fine colour reproduction!

Pablo -


Excellent composition and control of the contrasting black adn white colours in the image. I like the sharpness, detail DOF, BG and clarity of the image.

Hi Foozi,
very simple, but very nice photo. Interesting point of view. Very good sharpness. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi

Beautiful macro shot of this insect over the mushroom(s),
very fine POV and framing, great focus sharpness
and details, beautiful background bokeh, TFS


Foozi, this is a beautiful macro. You did a great job capturing it. Bill

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2011-07-08 10:17]

Hello Foozi,
A fantastic macro of a fly on pretty fungi! Excellent focus, sharp details, beautiful colours and a lovely composition! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Foozi,

The blurry background is putting in evidence the fly. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Flesh fly. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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