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*Lucilia caesar*

*Lucilia caesar*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 6:14
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lucilia caesar - Greenbottle fly/(Kaiser-)Goldfliege/ Mouche verte.


Bottle flies, Greenbottle flies, Bluebottle flies,
and Blowflies are all common large flies, noted for
their metallic blue or green coloration.
These flies are often flying up and down in a window,
making their characteristic buzzing sound. Blowflies
are scavengers who deposit their eggs on decaying
meat, fish, garbage, fecal matter and dead animals.
These materials on which Bottle Flies deposit their
eggs are the key in their elimination: find and
eliminate these sources! Complete development (from
egg to adult) can require as little as 10 days or as
much as 3 weeks.

Bottle flies breed in damp organic material such as
garbage and dead animals, therefore most of these
pests found indoors actually originate from an outdoor
source. Small numbers of Bottle flies in a structure
usually point to an outdoor source. If large numbers
of these flies are found indoors, it may be a sign of
an indoor infestation. Indoors, look for signs of
dead rodents or birds that may have been living in
walls or crawl spaces, or even living in lower
cabinets and under major appliances. Outdoors,
inspect the area for dead animals; any nearby
dumpsters or other garbage containers should be

[from: http://www.pestproducts.com/bottlefly.htm]

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-15 7:10]

Hallo Thorsten,
der stehn ja richtig, die Haare zu Berge! Ein schoenes scharfes macro, das Metalicgruen der Fliege kommt super zur Geltung. Ein einwandfreie Aufnahme.

The 20D and macro have done well here. This is a nice close up of the fly. Great sharpness and DOF. Well done.

Bellissima macro, dettagli e colori stupendi!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-15 7:59]

Hi Thorsten,

Thanks for the first lesson in macrophotography as I can see you manage quite well,a very sharp and detailed picture you show us here,today I was expirimenting a bit using fill flash and what a difference this makes,thanks for the advice,


Hi Thorsten,
Excellent capture in every way..
I would just remove the sensor dust spots with some spot healing to make it perfect :)
Very well done.

Hello thorsten, excllent macro shot, perfect details Bg, POV, DOF, colors and details, right on target, Perfect Job, TFS Kyle


This a very good close up with lots of detail. The Lighting and BG make this a wonderfully detailed pic. TFS,

Hi Thorsten,

nice close-up. Focus and exposure are excellent. Tight cropping really brings attention to the main subject. DOF is excellent too, keeping most of the insect in focus and the BG in a nice blur.

Great close-up and TFS.

Hello Thorsten!
So cloose shot of this green bottle! Great details and pov! bg is very nice too! Thank you and best regards!

Hi Thorsten,
wow, das ist erstklassig, super scharf und diese tollen Farben, bin ganz begeistert.
Ich hatte heute auch Glück, bin noch ganz im Libellen-Rausch. Vielen Dank für Deinen "Leckerbissen", viele Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Thorsten,
Very nice photo, good details, sharp and colors.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

Excellent macro Thorsten, the details and colors are incredibly nice and the POV show all perfectly. Well done. :)

Hi Thor,

Nice shot... Full of details. Good work indeed.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-15 15:45]

Hi Thor,
Whoo, excellent detail, I can see every hair on his body. Amazing colours, not something we get to see when seeing these flies in normal conditions. Exposure and flash control are perfect, DOF is great too. Good note too, great work!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-15 17:09]

Hi Thor, just a flying visit to TN, have got a busy couple of weeks ahead so won't be around much. Just time to say a great macro shot. Colours and details are exceptional.Great shot and well done. TFS.


This is one of the most common animal but you succeeded in creating a great image with it. I will look at them differently now (just need a magnifying glass ;-). Thanks for that!

Remarkably sharp macro of this green bottle fly, Thorsten.
Wonderful POV, DOF and colours. Every feature of this creature stands out sharply in this marvellous image.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-16 3:38]

Hello Thorsten,
Excellent close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked colors,POV,framing and composition also a lot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-16 4:21]

Hello Thor, lovely greenbottle! Excellent details and lighting, a very good compostion too. Well done.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-17 5:25]

wowch! great macro shot! fantastic details, colors. very well done on this fly! tfs

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-17 12:31]

Hi Thorsten,

Excellent shot.
Very good details, colors, POV, DOF and compo.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-06-19 10:25]

Perfect. Nice lighting, nice and sharp, great colors and the DOF is great. Nice creamy background.

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