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Colourful fly

Colourful fly
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Copyright: Adrian Szatewicz (aes_thor) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 29 N: 592] (2489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S20 Pro, Fujinon 6x zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/340 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects' World, Insects in my garden, Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 1:34
Viewed: 4757
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another very interesting insect found by the pond in Rozel Bay, Jersey.
Species from Diptera family, but I coudn't find the proper name of this one, unfortunatelly I don't have any literature abaout them.
Never seen before such a colourful fly. Weather was fantastic that day, hot summer afternoon with strong light, no wind. Surrounding area was full of life- thousends of flies, beattles, butterflies and other small creatures. Perfect condition for macro hunt.

If You have any ideas what kind of Diptera is this, please write.
Cheers and have a good day!

Update: It's probably fly from Tachinid family: Ectophasia sp. -Great thanx for Mariki for information.

mariki, Amadeo, Miss_Piggy, Alex99, degani, cicindela has marked this note useful
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Hello Adrian,

Very nice composition. Good POV, DOF and sharpness. Great colours. Not an easy picture to get with such a harsh light, but you did it well. No time to look for the ID now. If nobody has found it yet when I am back, I will try to find it.

Hola Adrian, muy bonita composición, nitida y buen color. Un saludo

Hallo Adrian
Your images are razor sharp and reflect great detail and focus, and this colourful fly is no exception. I think this image deserves each smiley awarded. You have captured this fly clarity. The markings and patterns on the body are so beautiful and impressive. The yellow flower it is sitting on is bright and sunny and the combination of colours of the fly and the flower is super. Your framework is splendidly done and your display is excellently handled. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-18 9:30]

Hi Adrian.
What an interesting specimen you managed to catch. Its colouration is superb and unusual for me. I also like great DOF and level of sharpness of the flowers and its cute visitor. BG is fine too as well as the framing and POV. Well done and best regards.
P.S. I am very pleased with your nice comments and interest. Thanks.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-04-18 13:33]

Hi Adrian,
great image, bright and with nice colours, it is a beautiful picture, bravo
kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-20 11:38]

Hi Adrian,wonderfull quality of sharpenss and colours,really a great work not easy to take so perfectly,my best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Witam Adrianie!
Calkiem ciekawa mucha (rzeczywiscie to najpewniej Tachinidae), uchwycona "face-to-face" :)
Troche wkradly sie szumy i mam wrazenie, ze saturacja jest odrobine za mocno podciagnieta, ale generalnie bardzo fajna fotka :)
Pozdrawiam z Lodzi,

PS. Do odszumiania polecam NeatImage :)

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