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Yellow Attraction

Yellow Attraction
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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/19, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-27 4:58
Viewed: 3709
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The house fly,

Musca domestica L. is a well-known cosmopolitan pest of both farm and home. This species is always found in association with humans or activities of humans. This is the most common species found on hog and poultry farms, horse stables, and ranches. Not only are they a nuisance, but they also can transport disease-causing organisms. Excessive fly populations are obnoxious to farm workers, and when there are nearby human habitations a public health problem is possible.

More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax ophthalmia and infantile diarrhea, as well as parasitic worms. Pathogenic organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred on their mouthparts and other body parts, through their vomitus, feces and contaminated external body parts to human and animal food.

This image was shot with extension tubes, fill in flash from the side and a 200mm macro lens.

scottevers7, marhowie, reina, dew77, coasties, PDP, livios, krvanheuven has marked this note useful
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Hi Mike,
Excellent macro shot on this House Fly. The yellow flower for the backround really makes him stand out in this shot. The detail is very sharp here. Your control of the DOF looks great. Nice work!

Very good POV, sharpness, detail, colors and DOF Mike. Great use of flash. Well done!
Thank You.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-27 8:45]

Hoi Mike, mooi scherp plaatje! Duidelijke uitleg. Groet Reina

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-27 10:10]

Hello Mike!
Very nice close up.Contrasy between flower and fly,POV,lighting,colors,sharpness and clear details are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hi Mike,
again one of these sunglass-yellow shots - and again so beautiful. Sharpness is very good, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Mike

Unfortunately for me it is back to work, so I am sneeking this in while I sit at my desk and think of those enjoying their festive holiday. Nice work. Good POV and colours. Very well composed. TFS.

Detail on this fly is just incredible Mike, the yellow background really helps bring out the details on this insect. :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-27 14:18]

Hello Mike, very nice detailed shot and I like the POV too. It's all very good indeed but there are some very bright areas on the flower which do detract just a little. Apart from that it's superb.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-27 18:35]

Hi Mike,
Very good macro, sharp details and clarity.
Thank you and have a happy new year!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-28 7:31]

Mike, great title, great photo.

Excellent and vivid colors. I like composition too, as well as the dark bg.


Excellent shot. Great POV and details. and some interesting info on the fly.
Thanks for posting.

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