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Just a fly


Just a fly
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-08
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 2:05
Viewed: 4043
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Having had bad weather and heavy rains for days, most of the insects were invisible. Between two rain-showers I went out to look around. Almost the only thing I could see was this fly just resting. I suppose that it is a Sarcophaga carnaria or some related fly of this family.
We are happy that the sun came back and the level of the rivers is sinking.
A great Thank you to Ivan (Argus) to help me with the ID. He proposes Polietes lardarius (Muscidae)

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Hi Anne,
zur Zeit sehr beliebt - Insekten im Regen ;-) Haha! Was bleibt uns, die Schweiz hat es ja auch ziemlich mit dem Hochwasser erwischt, das Wetter spielt verrückt.
Deine Fliege ist sehr gut getroffen, zusammen mit den glitzernden Tropfen ein tolles Arrangement, Danke und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-12 2:21]

salut Anne,
superbe macro à l'heure de pluie, cela permet au moins d'avoir une lumière diffuse et un côté frais supplémentaire avec ces gouttes. Superbes détails.

gaetan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-08-12 2:25]

Guten Morgen Anne,
nach dem südtiroler Überfluss habe ich - wieder zurück zu Hause - in den letzten Tagen und auch schon heute Morgen Fliegen in allen Größen fotogafiert. Das ist nicht immer leicht, wenn man die Charakteristika und vielen Details dieser Insekten gut darstellen möchte. Auf deinem Bild sind Augen, Fühler, Beine und Körperborsten sowie die daran heftenden Minitropfen gut zu sehen. Aufgrund der vermutlich schlechten Lichtbedingungen hattest du sicher nicht die Wahl eine noch kleinere Blende zu verwenden, um den Tiefenschärfenbereich zu vergrößern. Nichtsdestoweniger, liegt der Fokus genau richtig, so dass neben der Fliege auch die sie berührenden Wassertropfen scharf abgebildet sind.
Schöne Grüße, Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-12 3:38]

Hello Anne,
I think I've seen this fellow around here too!! I see he's got his hair wet! I like your composition and the sharp focus on the eyes. Beautiful raindrops too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

A simple but appealing picture of a fly sitting on a blade of grass with water drops on it, Anne.
Very sharp but slightly darker image. However, it gives a very attractive tone to the water drops.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

hi anne,
fine macro of the fly, nice point of view, good dof, liked the colours and the composition too, the water droplets on the leaf adds to the beauty of the shot,
well done,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Re-Bonjour Anne,
Image touchante de cette pauvre mouche trempée et vulnérable. Très beaux rendus des détails sur l'insecte et les reflets dans les gouttes d'eau.
Amicalement,
Hervé

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-12 6:13]
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Hello Anne,
This is a pretty good macro of a fly considering the poor light. the front part of the fly is razor sharp, sharp enough for me to doubt that this is S. carnaria: the eyes are too close together.
I think this is Polietes lardarius (Muscidae). As it is a Muscid you chose a suitable title. It is pretty common and lays its eggs on dungheaps where its larvae feed on other larvae.
Nice composition too!
TFS,
Ivan

Bonjour Anne,
C'est peut-être "just a fly" mais qu'elle belle mouche! L'exposition, la profondeur de champs et les détails sont superbes. J'aime bien ces petites gouttes d'eau qui ajoutent un plus à cette belle composition. Bravo!
Claudine

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-12 11:42]

selam anne , excellent shot and very good composition of this fly nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-12 13:51]

Bonsoir Anne
Belle prise, belle bête ! les gouttelettes revèlent la fraicheur matinale. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Hi Anne,
Not only just a fly, this is just a first quality macro shot, too. Bravo!

Greetings
Fevzi

Hallo,
was für ein schöner schwarzer Brummer. Die Wassertropfen spiegeln interesant einige Linien wieder. Diese Fliegen sehen im Makro toll aus, wenn sie einen nur nicht so auf der Haut ärgern würden.
Viele Grüße
Achim

Hola Anne,
Excelente imagen, buena nitidez y detalles, en una bonita composición, saludos
José Ramón

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-13 8:02]

Hi Ann. Have tried to get some shots of flies but not as good as this one. very good detail in the eyes and body. with good colours. a nice POv/DOF. the water droplets look very nice indeed. well done TFs.
Nick..

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-13 14:31]

Hi Anne,
Fantastic macro shot with sharp details and spot-on focus. The hairy body and the gorgeous eyes are well portrayed here. The water drops on the grass blade presents nice effect here. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hello Anne! I find this fascinating to see the droplets of water on the fly itself. A very clear macro. You show determination to want to always go find the "photo" even when there is not much around.
TFS

Bonjour,
Sympathique juxtaposition...et quel oeil !
Bonne journée.
clnaef

Hello Anne,
Superb details are captured in this little fellow!
Good point of view allows you to capture the essentials of the insect...
I like the composition with the diagonal straw, the water drops add interest value!
Greetings,
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Anne,
Quelle qualité !!! l'insecte et la goutte d'eau sont d'une grande netteté.
Bravo pour cette prise qui n'a pas dûe être facile
Laurent

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-08-28 0:39]

just a fly, but great presentation. great dof, focus on subject, details. tfs

Emcore une composition extraordinaire où la netteté des détails est sublime et que dire de ces gouttes d'eau qui reflètent le duvet de l'Insecte, c'est magnifique.
Bravo
Marie

Hello Anne,
Maybe not very colourful, and maybe for very impressive because of its biology and character, but still beauty fly. And in my opinion it is not "just a fly" but a wet fly ;> (just jocking ;>). Very nice DOF (lovely drops of water), interesting POV.
Bravo also to Ivan for the ID.
TFS and best greetings,
Radomir

Yeah... It's just a fly, but this is not a just a picture of a fly. It's a wonderful picture of just a fly. Excellent focus and DOF. Congratulations!

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