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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: 2005-09-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-04 4:57
Viewed: 4603
Points: 30
[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.

TAZ, LegaL, scottevers7, carper, pompey, Mousehill, Janice, jmaddocks, CTP, Tommysugar, firelord has marked this note useful
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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-04 5:19]

What a beautiful and interesting shot that you have well done ! The colors and light are very good, DOF and sharpness too. Thanks for sharing Sochirca.

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2005-10-04 6:31]

very good capture about focus. i like details.
Thanks for share.

Hi Sochirca,
This is an excellent macro shot! You have filled the frame very well with this fly. Excellent colors, and sharp detail. Very good DOF falling of to a nice OOF backround. Very well done!

Excellent macro!
Very sharp and detailed, great colour.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-04 13:09]

very nice one Sochirca,
the composition is very nice and the macro is well taken, the pov and the dof are nice and the details are good, very good job,
gr. jaap

Wow, an excellent close-up shot you show us here, Sochirca.
Very good DOF and colours, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-10-04 14:37]

Great capture Sochirca, very crisp image, good colours and excellent note.
Thanks for sharing.

A very nice photo with a smooth creamy background Sochirca. The sharpness and colours are very life-like. It's interesting to see the fly's head covered in the yellow pollen also. Great capture!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-04 19:41]

Très jolie macro,l'éclairage est vraiment fantastique et fait bien ressortir les détails et les belles couleurs de l'insecte. L'environnement se marie bien avec le sujet et est trées agréable à regarder.


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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-10-05 15:21]

the colours, DOF and detail in this picture as a whole work realy well. TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-13 3:30]

This fky makes me shiver! Excellent macro Sochirca - so very sharp and clear. Amazing features, very well done. Thank you.

Hi Sochirca:
Very good macro. Well composed with good detail, colour and clarity. It is very interesting to see the specks of pollen all over this fly. One fo the benefits of such insects is their help in the pollenation process.
Well taken!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-24 15:16]

Hi Sochirca,
Excellent Macro shot.
I like the dof,green bg,sharpness,details,
focus,note and frame.TFS

Beautiful shot! Really good the details of the pollen on its body!
Bye Tom


My humble apologies, no time for critique now, wil come back to rectify.


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