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Tachina fera

Tachina fera
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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: 2009-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 6:21
Viewed: 3698
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TACHINA FERA (Linaeus, 1761)


Family: Tachinidae
Size: 9-14mm
Distribution: Europe, Asia

This fly lays its eggs in living caterpillars in which the larvae develop and finally kill their host.

The picture has been taken on a meadow covered especially by daisies and Rhinantus flowers at the time, which gave this special color to the background.
The composition is not made after the rules, but I often like to break them..

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hello anne
great composition with good details and beautiful colours
good sharpness and nice light
great shot of this fly

greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-18 8:22]

Very sharp your capture.Natural colors, good POV.

I will die to get this kind of background for my subjects, wonderful. Well, the rules are meant to be broken but for very good effect.
It is said "photography composition is an expression of our natural sense of design".
I feel the background here is dominating (beautifully) the subject which you had captured well with all the details.
I did one WS giving importance to the fly, hope you don't mind expressing my thoughts. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-08-18 9:26]

Bonjour Anne
Jolie composition avec une bonne PDC et un arriere plan fantastique.Image bien en focus avec d'excellent detail.Lalumiere est également sublime.

Hello Anne,
This is a wonderful picture. A great contrast between a black fly and a white flower. Well seen in this natural setting.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-18 11:27]

Salut Anne,l'insect est seulement un petite excuse pour batir une composition vraiment magnifique.Mais quelle classe et quelle beaute' cette photo,mes plus gros compliments!!Luciano

Wonderful capture of this fly Anne... the composition is very well done and creative. Clarity of detail is perfect and the BG enhances the overall image as does the lighting. :)


Particular encuadre y..... mucha naturalidad en esta toma . Siempre observando y es que se nota cuando uno es sensible con la naturaleza.
Abrazo Anne: Josep Ignasi.

A shot I am stunned by!I do not know what to say, Anne!
Just that this is superb!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-19 3:49]

Hi Anne,
another lovely composition of the fly. Beautiful in colours and great sharpness rendered here.
the bokeh is so effective and it makes this shot very classical in isolating the subject.
nice composition indeed.


Bonjour Anne,
Excellente composition avec de superbes couleurs et un focus sans reproche sur cette mouche

Bonjour Anne
très belle image aux superbes couleur, la variation des tons de l'arrière-plan flou sont d'un très beau effet, les details clairs et nets de la mouche posée sur cette marguerite ajoutent à la beauté de la photo
Passe une bonne nuit

Hallo Anne,
intressant, interessant! Du wendest Dich also doch auch Fliegen zu. Die ungewöhnliche Komposition ist beachtenswert. Die Fliege ist allerdings nicht Hauptakteur.

Ich erhole mich gerade von einer Grippe (Schweinegrippe?), deshalb einige Verspätung.
Herzlich grüsst

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