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Wounded Horse-flies


Wounded Horse-flies
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-24 10:59
Viewed: 1764
Points: 12
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horse-flies (for other names, see common names) are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera. They are often large and agile in flight, and the females bite animals, including humans, to obtain blood. They prefer to fly in sunlight, avoiding dark and shady areas, and are inactive at night. They are found all over the world except for some islands and the polar regions.

Adult horse-flies feed on nectar and plant exudates; the males have weak mouthparts and only the females bite animals to obtain enough protein from blood to produce eggs. The mouthparts of females are formed into a stout stabbing organ with two pairs of sharp cutting blades, and a spongelike part used to lap up the blood that flows from the wound. The larvae are predaceous and grow in semiaquatic habitats.

Female horse-flies can transfer blood-borne diseases from one animal to another through their feeding habit. In areas where diseases occur, they have been known to carry equine infectious anaemia virus, some trypanosomes, the filarial worm Loa loa, anthrax among cattle and sheep, and tularemia. As well as making life outdoors uncomfortable for humans, they can reduce growth rates in cattle and lower the milk output of cows if suitable shelters are not provided.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-24 11:48]

Hello Jiri,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this horse-fly in very beautiful saturated colors. Good composed too. Nice matching background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-24 12:19]

Hi Jiri,what a macro!! Absolutely perfect,the details of the eyes are amazing,masterwork,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-04-25 21:53]

Excellent, nice catch though it is mixing with the background but the exposure and sharpness are perfect, beautiful.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-04-26 7:45]

Hi Jiri,
Nice capture !
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very good.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Hello Jiri,
Attractive species; this Horse-Fly; was unknown to me. Quite well captured if we discuss on ts composition and POV. But details and color look natural. Well macro..
Thanks and have a nice WE,
Regards,
Srikumar

very nice macro shot of green eyed horse-fly. Sharp detail, exposure, colors and composition very nice. Thanks for sharing Jiri.
Best wishes.
Ahmet

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