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Green Bottle Fly

Green Bottle 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: 2012-06-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-12 4:25
Viewed: 1965
Points: 32
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Common Green Bottle Fly
Mouche verte

Family: Calliphoridae
Genus: Lucilia
Size: 10-14mm
Distribution: All over the world

Forensic importance

L. sericata is an important species to forensic entomologists. Like most Calliphorids, the insect has been heavily studied and its life cycle and habits are well documented. Due to this, the stage of the insect’s development on a corpse is used to calculate a minimum period of colonization, so that it can used to aid in determining the time of death of the victim. The presence or absence of L. sericata can show a lot about the conditions of the corpse. If the insects seem to be on the path of their normal development, it is likely that the corpse has been undisturbed. If however, the insect shows signs of a disturbed life cycle, or if it is absent from a decaying body, this can show signs of post-mortem tampering with the body. Because L. sericata is one of the first insects to colonize a corpse, it is preferred over many other species in determining an approximate time of colonization. Developmental progress is determined with relative accuracy by measuring the length and weight of larval life cycle. (Wikipedia)

A little bit morbid all this..
At least the color-contrast is more joyful

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Hallo Anne,
mit Fliegen habe ich es ja ehrlich gesagt nicht so, aber hier hast du sie in eine herrliche Bildgestaltung eingebettet. Die Schärfe und auch die Farben gefallen mir ausgesprochen gut. Ein klasse Bild.
Viele Grüße,

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2012-06-12 4:56]

Liebe Anne,
mit Fliegen habe ich es ja ehrlich gesagt schon und hier hast du ... weiter bei meinem Vorredner Helmut!
Schöne Grüße, Peter

P.S. Schweb- und Raubfliegen z.B. sind besonders attraktive Foto-Motive, oder?

Ciao Anne, great macro of ugly fly with fantastic metallic colors, splendid sharpnesss and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Anne
very nice composition witth great details
the colours are beautiful also the sharpness is great
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-12 6:52]

Hello Anne,
A photo in splendid colours. The pink contrasts beautiful with the metallic colours of the fly. Excellent sharpness, details and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-12 8:09]

Salut Anne,j'avais critique' toi plusieures fois sur les couleurs,et ca c'est ta magnifique reponse! Quelle photo,quels details et quelle composition,les couleurs,sois du geranium,sois de la mouche,si metalliques,sont vraiment extraordinaires! Une photo super! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi Anne,
amazing close up. Many details. Amazing colours. Great sharpness. Nice atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Anne.
Splendida foto con una nitidezza impressionante e notevoli dettagli,splendidi i colori sia dei fiori che della moscha,bella la composizione molto bella brava.
Ciao Marco.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-12 9:44]

Bonsoir Anne,
With a nice contrasting and colourful BG this is a fine sharp capture of this Green Bottle Fly. The POV is ideal to show its features with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours.
Merci et bonne soirée,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-12 10:37]

Liebe Anne,
gut fokussiert und ideale scharfe Strukturen.Die Schärfentiefe bewirkt genügend verwaschene Blüten und einen netten Hintergrund,so dass sie Fliege als der Hauptdarsteller bleibt.Viele Grüße Siggi

Ciao Anne. Impressive DOF and sharp. Fabolouse metallic colours. very well done indeed.


Hello Anne
The fly is really ugly but the macro is stunning.Amazing colours and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good day!
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-13 4:01]

A flower with one petal and on that beautiful fly, well captured, the colors have come out well. tfs.

Hello Anne
Beautiful photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Hi Anne,

An excellent macro with fine colors, sharpness & details. Well composed & presented.

Great work & TFS!

Regards & best wishes!


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-14 17:55]

Hola Anne, excelente foto con mucho color, enfoque y nitidez en un entorno hermoso...saludos.

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