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Dutch fly

Dutch fly
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/140 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-02 10:13
Viewed: 3795
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A fly is about 7 millimetres long and weighs about 1 27ste gram the body of the fly exists from 3 pieces: the head, the front piece and the rear. The lower part of the rear is yellowish blank, the upper part black chequered; experts can see to the upper part of the front piece what kind of type fly it are. On the side of the front piece are the wings. The house fly belong for this reason to the two wings. On the head sit two large eyes, one muzzle and two sense antennas. To the lower part of the front piece sit six hairy legs. Insects have none budded, but an internal skeleton. The fly cleans itself.

The eye of a fly exists from thousands small eyes. As a result, the fly considers the surroundings as a size mosaic; each eye is a part of it. The picture of a fly is different. How more eyes, how sharper the picture is. Between the eyes are sense antennas. Under the eyes the muzzle stands. The muzzle is in fact a developed lower lip, which has the form of a little drain. The house fly has about 3200 small eyes in each eye, for this reason he is more rapidly than the most insects. They see everything in a sign film, we realise everything in a moving picture.

Femalesí flies are look like males. It is very difficult to see this from a distance. The difference is, females have larger eyes and that females have nine rings on them behind body and the males have four rings. If you see two flies together in the air on each other that means the male forced the female to the ground, and he wants sex. Immediately after landing the male climbs on the female and catches her with its front legs by the head. Then he kisses with its muzzle between her eyes and lets his body fall. Now the female stretches her body so that she rears the lay pipe. This is so called because; there came later the eggs out. Then she puts this tube in the line opening of the male. And this way the eggs are fertilised. The thing of the sex generally is during some seconds. Later she laid her eggs for example in a dead bird. She lays there about 100 up to 150 eggs. Flies can lay 1 a 2 times a year there eggs. The weather is very important by that.

Oke this is a Dutch fly, fun. I took it of a distance of 18 cm, there was no sun and I used no flash. I hope you like the shot because I like it very much.

JeanMichel, NINIX, ellis49, PDP, Janice, marhowie, azulu, red45, gerhardt, Signal-Womb, jhm, Luc has marked this note useful
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Even a dutch fly will still be a fly :-), but I see you gave it a very special look here, Jaap as to a friendly critter. Your shot is very well framed, very good DOF according to the aperture and the width of the subject. Just a nit, the thorax is a bit dark. The help of a side light (I use halogen 20 or 50 watts and a reflector when necessary) would help to give a more even lighting.

Fine shot Jaap
Nice details, DOF and sharpness.
The fly is too dark, it should be much lighten.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-02-02 12:55]
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Ha Jaap,

Een lekkere dikke stinkvlieg.
Heb je hem door de muggezifter gehaald?
Misschien een beetje zwart/wit, maar de poten komen dan wel mooi uit.
Ik heb hem in mijn file gezet om misschien later als voorbeeld voor een insecten aquarel te gebruiken.
Op mijn site staan er een paar (hboot.nl)


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-02 12:57]

PRACHTIGE closeup Jaap! Very sharp and detailed, just wonderful.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-02 13:02]

Skitterende macro Jaap. Excellent image. very well doine.

Good close-up Jaap.
Good DOF, details and composition.
It's little dark, but little PP fix it.
Very well done.

Nice shot!
Flies aren't rather so beautiful like butterflies or ladybugs.
Its interesting to see it so close and realize that...
...its much more ugly than you thought ;-)
Thanks for showing something new.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-02 16:58]

Superfly close up of this ugly chap with clogs on. It's very good but I think a little dark. Good note. Thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-02 17:20]

What a 'lovely' Dutch fly:) It looks very similar to a NZ fly, but I won't argue over which is best! You can have ours, if you like?
Good macro of this fellow, with very sharp details and colours eve. Good job!

Jaap, Very good details in this very small subject. I like the angle you chose for this shot. Excellent notes, Great job!

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-02 19:47]

Nice shot jaap. Good details in this nice composition. Good colors and sharpness.



Very interestig ;-)
His head looks like a grain of coffee!
Very pretty photo.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-03 4:35]

Hi Jaap! I think your fly looks very similiar to our native flies :-) Very good capture with perfect sharpness and details.

Great close-up, perfect details.
Very well done.

Dit is darem een pragtige taal. Ek lees Hendrik se kritiek "Een lekker dik stinkvlieg" So mooi op die tong. :)

Super close-up Jaap. The details are amazing. I can see he has dandruff. Beautiful rendition. Great work.

Again Jaap this is a very impressive macro. Its so close its almost micro. The details so impressive. Keep them coming.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-02-04 2:28]

Prachtige macro Jaap, ik weet wel hoe moeilijk het is dergelijke vliegen in beeld te brengen, veel geduld in eerste instantie, maar hoedan ook zeker niet slecht.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-05 21:17]

Amazing macro-photographie Jaap, great sharpness and color, perfect sharpness & DOF.

you did a great shot !


Fantastic macro of our common fly, Jaap !

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-22 21:36]

Hey, Jaap, this is, indeed, a macro. Very good details, excellent sharpness, nice pov.

I like the bg too.

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