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Scathophaga lutaria

Scathophaga lutaria
Photo Information
Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, 200 f4_nikkor
Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 13:24
Viewed: 2222
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scathophaga lutaria is a fly in the family Scathophagidae. Frequently in animal dung, where they lay eggs and their larvae feed on other organisms hunting. As adults visit flowers regularly. They feed on nectar and other insects. In the picture you can see as an adult lutaria Scathophaga has caught a small fly Liriomyza genus. The photograph was taken on the petals of the flower of Yucca. Above them, moments before taking this picture, we have seen this issue of Scathophaga lutaria feeding on flower nectar, or a liquid that is present in the petals. In the picture you can see the liquid droplets. Nectarios on the petals?
Notably Liriomyza cause damage in certain crops, such as tomatoes, and so on.
Trimmed with LR3.
Thank you.

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DANG amber death! WOW what a macro; quite interesting!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-09 19:23]

Hello Roberto,
What an awesome macro. You have captured this guy feeding on another fly perfectly. Love the low POV you chose and beautiful warm colors. F/16 resulted in some really nice DOF.

Ciao Roberto, great macro by amazing frontal POV, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Roberto,
amazing macro with fantastic sharpness.
best wishes,

Hello Roberto.
Beautiful pov of this fine capture. Love the focus and rendered details in the frame.

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