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Copyright: Maria Melo (TheSheep) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 10] (68)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-10 0:50
Viewed: 3788
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fly is as busy as a bee and very interested in the polen.

As defined by entomologists, a fly (plural flies) is any species of insect of the order Diptera. These typically have one pair of true wings, with the hind wings modified into halteres. Flies are common amongst humans and some can cause the spread of serious diseases such as sleeping sickness. The housefly (Musca domestica) and mosquito are particularly common amongst humans. Other flies, such as the horse fly (Family Tabanidae), can inflict painful bites. The larva of a fly is commonly called a maggot.

Flies rely heavily on sight for survival. The compound eyes of flies are composed of thousands of individual lenses and are very sensitive to movement. Some flies have very accurate 3D vision. A few, like Ormia ochracea, have very advanced hearing organs.

The diet of flies varies heavily between species. The horse-fly and mosquitoes feed on blood and nectar, and the house fly eats a semi-digested liquid created by mixing enzyme-rich saliva with its food.

In addition to being an essential part of the food chain, some species of flies spread pollen, hasten the decomposition of plants, animals, and dung, and, in the case of about 5,000 species of Tachina flies, eat other insects.


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Hi Maria, wonderful macro with splendid colors and details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-10 13:40]
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Hola Maria.- Un exelente Macro logrado con finos detalles. Exelente nitidez, iluminacion y colorido. Saludos Luis52.

good emphasis on the fly's eye..most important for me
and everything else in its place
note is very good..wish i knew what i was photographing sometimes..:)
well contained interest with slim border kept unobtrusive

Hello Maria !
This is an excellent macro shot ! Excellent details -even the littlehairs on the fly are sharp - beautiful composition and POV, natural colors, and an excellent blurred BG. The picture focuses on the fly's eye, which is the most important part. very well done !

Belissima imagem,boa captura exelente detalhes meus parabéns.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-12 22:01]
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Hello Maria

A very good macro of this fly,really up close and personal.The details and colours are very good.Very good eye contact,he is looking at you with his big ,beautiful compound fly eyes.Nicely composed.TFS


bonjour maria
une tres bonne netteté sur la tête avec beaucoup de details dans les yeux.une remarque cependant,vous auriez pu utiliser une vitesse moins elevée et fermer plus le diaphragme dans la limite possible de votre appareil bien sûr.

Hola Maria,
Una imagen muy interesante, has logrado llevar toda la atención a los ojos del insecto, bien compuesta, ánimos.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-03-21 20:17]
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Very nice macro ! Well done Maria, very sharp, full of details. Great shot ! Thanks,


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  • dumbo (54)
  • [2007-03-23 10:51]

Hi Maria!
Wonderful macro shot and very nice colors.

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