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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-26 1:35
Viewed: 4919
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flies have been pursuing mankind throughout all of recorded history, and probably from the time man emerged from his caves and began to walk erect.
They are depicted in the oldest writings from the ancient world. Hieroglyphics from Egypt chronicle these tormentors along the nile. Flies are referenced in the Bible as one of the plagues Moses brought down upon the house of Pharaoh. They have even been taken aboard the space shuttle into outer space.
In all there are over 120,000 species of flies ranging in size from 1/20th of an inch to well over three inches. Can you imagine what an engine a three inch fly would make!

One of the things that separate Flies ( Diptera) from other flying insects are their wings. Flies are the only insects that have only two. All other insects have four wings.

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Salutari Dane,

Ce close-up reusit! Culori bine balansate si un DOF potrivit pentru un macro.
Dar cel mai mult imi place povestea de la Notes.


Hi Sochirca

Excellent macro shot of this fly. Nice colors, many details to view. Excellent work.

cool greenish-blue-metallic fly, dan! :-)
excellent macro-shot with nice hairy details
and superb colors.
good job & take care, thor.


A very well taken macro of the fly. I like your Composition, POV, DOF, sharpness and detail of the subject and it's environment. TFS,

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-05-26 6:08]

Dazzling colour!Good details.

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-26 16:49]

Hi Sochirca, excellent macro with good colours and sharp details. Well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-14 10:46]

Great macro shot of this fly. Sharp and clear with good details.


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