<< Previous Next >>

Sarco... phagidae

Sarco... phagidae
Photo Information
Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-22 9:27
Viewed: 3276
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Flesh-fly (Sarcophaga carnaria). Thanks my neighbor Nicholas Glen (nglen) for the ID, I was on a completely wrong way!

The 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. (Wikipedia)
La mouche grise de la viande, encore appelée "mouche à damier" ou "mouche noire", ou "mouche grise" (Sarcophaga carnaria) est l'une des grosse mouche commune de la famille des Sarcophagidae, noire et grise aux yeux rouges qui - en zone tempérée - entre dans les maisons pour pondre sur la viande. Dans la nature, elle pond sur les animaux morts dont leurs asticots se nourrissent. (Wikipedia)

Heaven, uleko, crs, Amadeo, techranger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-22 9:30]

Hi Catherine. And my next door neighbour today with the same fly. You have captured excellent detail and natural colours. with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-08-22 9:38]

Hello Catherine,
We have on the same page two fly but yours is better excellent sharpness and nice BG.
Regards, Pawel

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-22 11:48]

Salut Catherine,c'est le jour de cet insect aoujourd'hui sur TN..ehehe..une autre macro de qualite' superiore,les details des yeux et les reflections sur les ailes sont impressionantes! Mes compliments et bon weekend,Luciano

  • Great 
  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-22 12:04]

Bonsoir Catherine!

Elle est belle ta mouche... même si elle ne réveille pas l'envie de manger un steak ce soir...


La photo est superbe, très bien composée et la richesse des détails la rend particulièrement intéressante.



  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-22 12:07]

Hello Catherine,
I see you're competing with Nick today!! This is another impressive capture of this red-eyed Fly. I like your POV and details are very sharp. A very pleasant background too and well composed.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-22 23:53]

Hello Catherine,

I like your image with the fly. It has a very good sharpness and nearly all insect's body can be clearly seen. Colors have been rendered very well. I like very much the reflection of light on insect's wings as well as the way you have rendered wing's transparency.

Thank you for sharing,

  • Good 
  • Al01 (16)
  • [2008-08-23 22:56]

Miam-miam...Mais sur la photo, ta Sarco elle a bruni, non?


Hola Catherine, buen macro, con una excelente composición, buena nitidez y detalle. Un saludo

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-24 14:23]

Hi Catherine
very good sharp and detail
very nice image
well done.

Great shot of the Flesh-fly... well done detail and DOF. Like the sheen of light on the wings.


Calibration Check