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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon N80, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamButterflies, GouthamInsects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 13:08
Viewed: 4795
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
This is one of the flies that I recorded in "De Hortus" botanical garden in Amsterdam.This is a species of Dolichopodid Flies, which are small to minute in size with bright metallic colors, mostly green or bronze. Their legs are long so they also have other common name Long-legged Flies. Adult Dolichopodid Flies feed on smaller soft body insects such as aphids. Larvae are usually found in moist soil and under tree bark. They are either scavengers or predators of other insects larvae.

Source : http://www.geocities.com/brisbane_flies/DOLICHOPODIDAE.htm

Thanks for dropping by
Goutham R

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Hello Goutham
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect details,composition and BG,


Hello Goutham,
Excellent macro shot with great details,sharp focusing and beautiful colours with nice composition.
well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-23 8:58]

Hi Goutham. Fine macro shot you have captured. sharp focusing with fine detail. rich colours and a good POV/DOF. the wings are very clear in deed . well done tFS. good notes too.

Hi Goutham,
A nice looking bronze blow fly you have registered here. Very nice sharp image with excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-23 10:30]

hi goutham,
nice picture.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-23 22:25]

Goutham, in my personal opinion you could have cropped the space and give more space for the fly. The colors are beautiful. Probably front view would have created a major impact on the shot. Ganesh

Hello Goutham,

This is definitely not a Dolichopodidae but Gymnochaeta viridis (Tachinidae), they become bronze- or copper-coloured instead of green with age.

Best regards,


Glad you caught that ... I think it is a Tachinidae also. Fairly nice shot Goutham. Could use a tad bit of fill light.


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