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Fly on the wall

Fly on the wall
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EFS 18-55mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-26 13:56
Viewed: 4527
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not sure of an ID on this one but I'm sure its a hover-fly and If I were to guess Id say "Eristalis pratorum". click here

If I get a positive ID on this I shall update my note.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 45/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-04-24 19:02

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To PDP: Thanks for that infoSignal-Womb 1 04-26 17:51
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Great detail in this Stephen, with good DoF too, the composition is a little tight at the bottom, but does not detract from the overall effect.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-26 15:10]

Amazing details on this fly Stephen. It's hard to belive that this is a hover-fly. Very interesting one. Very good Dof with a nice composition.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-26 15:13]
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Hello Stephen, it definitely belongs to the Eristalis genus - can you see that strongly looped vein in the wing? That tells you it belongs to the Eristalini tribe and another vien, the lack of spotted eyes and the scutellum (the knob behind hte thorax) being not black tell you it is from the Eristalis genus. It's tough to narrow it down to a species - need to see the face. Anyhow it's a nice detailed shot and I htink a very good one for that lens. Great work.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-04-26 15:49]

Very good picture and a good POV on this Eristalis. I agree with Paul that the picture does not really allow a definite ID, although your hypothesis concerning E. pratorum makes sense. E. pertinax is very similar and much more common - at least on the continent and therefore perhaps more likely.
Good job

Beautiful photo Stephen! I really like it with the sharpness on the hairs. DOF and POV
very good.


Great close-up, Stephen.
I'm surprised that you got this with the 18-50 mm.
The details are very good, nice composition and colours.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2005-04-27 2:40]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: guessed complete.
Thank you very much Stephen.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-27 2:57]

A good capture.
The detail is excellent,right down to the tiny body hairs.
Very good DOF.
Good work,well done.

"O what big eyes you have, mr fly" I cant help on the id, but the details are great. Never knew they were that hairy.

Good composition, and very fitting title :)


Stephen, Excellent POV. Very good details and results with the 18-55mm. I like the out of the ordinary vertical presentation also. Well done!

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-04-27 8:12]

macro shot is avesome! very detailed.

Excellent close up Stephen,
Superb detail & composition. well captured.
Thanks for posting

Hi Stephen, nature is superb.
I am glad you liked my simetry, but in this one you show an image that makes the opposite effect: it is not turned, but it looks like if it was. We can see the fly really confortable with this great amount of details. Great work.

it is a nice one Stephen,
the details are nice, the composition is very well, the pov is good. Personal I think it had be nice to put it horizontal, but ofcoarse it is personal.very good job,
gr. Jaap

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