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Tachina fera fly.

Tachina fera fly.
Photo Information
Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-03 11:13
Viewed: 5064
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken by the water at the local nature reserve. I am not to sure about the ID but i think its a Tachina fera fly.

Tachina fera.

Has jowls with yellow hair.
They are mainly found in woods and moist habitats and are often abundant on waterside plants in late summer.
Eggs are laid on plants and the grubs bore into the Caterpillares of numerous Butterfly and Moth species.

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Hi Nick,
this is a nice hairy fly and you captured it very good. I love the place, this zig-zag leaf it is sitting on. Very nice shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnguaruda

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-03 11:54]

Hi Nick
Beautiful macro.Good pov and razor sharp invoice.Detail are amasing.Nice contrast with the dark BG
TFS Michel

hello Nick
this is a beauty
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-03 12:16]

Hi Nick,
What a fantastic macro. The sharpness and details are perfect. Very beautiful contrasting colours. Great leaf in the BG. Good POV.

Hi Nick,

Great macro of this nicely coloured fly.
The detail is excellent and the background is nicely OOF.
Maybe a bit could be cropped off the top so the fly isn't positioned so centrally.
Good capture and TFS


hello Nick

excellent macro photo of this fly shot with fine POV
to show the superb focus sharpness and details of
the subject and the leaf where it is, excellent luminosity,



Hello Nicholas
you have captured this fly very well with pin sharp details and greatly presented from his back, the leaf is also well detailled, very beautiful lighting
i love the green color of the leaf
Have a good night

Hello Nicholas friend,
Obviously, the photo displays all your skills very well! ... the focus is perfect, every part of the fly accurately reflects shapes and textures. The POV is the best for this insect, and even lines provided by the edge of the leaf add interest at eye level. But then, impossible not to say that is a fly quite interesting! uncommon indeed. With a curious tone orange color in some areas. Thanks for posting! Thanks for sharing. Greetings, Jesus

An expertly executed dorsal capture over possibly the best BG Nicholas, the sharpness and colours just on the spot with plenty of details, TFS indeed!

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-04 3:08]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent macro, perfectly visible all the details in natural colours.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Nick, lovely macro of beautiful fly with splendid colors, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Nicholas. An hard sharp. Winnee solution in this case. Perfect colours an best light's management.


Hello Nick,
Interesting fly. Great details and colours. Very good focus and light.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-12 21:25]

Hello Nicholas,
It's always interesting to me to see the beautiful colors and intricate features of flies at close range. I normally don't pay them much attention, but viewing them like this gives you a different perspective. Exceptional detail and beautiful coloration. Excellent exposure!!

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