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Mister Orange Eyes

Mister Orange Eyes
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-14 7:04
Viewed: 4548
Points: 32
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The Flesh Fly

Friends, I decided to discontinue my mini theme on the dragonfly Trithemis aurora for the time being.
So, for a change, here is a close-up picture of the orange coloured eyes of a Flesh Fly.
Quite a fascinating colour, don't you think?

A short note on the insect borrowed directly from Wikipedia:

Flies of the Diptera family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek sarco- = corpse, phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies.
Most flesh flies breed in carrion, dung, or decaying material, but a few species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals; hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects. These larvae, commonly known as maggots, live for about 5-10 days, before descending into the soil and maturing into adulthood. At that stage, they live for 5-7 days.



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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-14 7:16]

Hi Ram
splendid red eyes, details are fine. Nice colors and good POV.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-14 7:27]

Hi Ram

Amazing macro shot again with this impressive close-up of a fly's face.
The eyes are really standing out well here and they are really vividly colored.
The DOF is very good here and the POV is excellent.
The flash works is also nicely handled, as well.

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-14 8:37]

Hello Ram,
Superb macro of this fly who looks as if he has had som brain surgery! :-) Excellent sharpness and fantastic colour of those eyes! You're also showing his suction feet! Well done!
TFS and all the best, Ulla

Hi Ram,

a very impressive image. You've really caught the detail of those mosaic eyes with their vivid colour.

Nice one.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-14 10:17]

Hello Ram,
I have never really seen the head of a fly in detail until you posted your shots on TN. This shot allows us to see even more of the superficial structure of a Flesh Fly's Head and the detail makes it fascinating. You also show in detail the 'suction' pads of the feet that allow these flies to crawl up glass. The composition for this POV is perfect.
This is a great shot and a fine contribution to TN and I for one thank you.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-14 10:29]

Hi Ram,

Another amazing macro. Those orange eyes are unbelievable! Wonderful details of the face and I love the positioning of the legs.


Hi Ram,
Impressive macro picture. Seem that you are getting familiar with your new equipment now. Fine details are clearly registered and well appreciated. TFS,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-14 11:23]

Hello Ram, what a beauty very nice macro capture of this fly, very good collors and the details are great, fine capture my friend ...Well done..

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-14 13:42]

Hi Ram,

Great shot of the Flesh Fly, nicely composed with a great POV and pose, the detail on the Orange Eyes and head is just superb, excellent colours too especially the bright Orange eyes.

TFS & Regards Hilary :o)

Hello Dear Ram
What an extreme shot of this The Flesh Fly,
Perfect details,DOF and compoisiton,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend

Good Luck

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-14 14:30]

selam ram, very nice macro shot of this fly,good presented , very nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-14 14:34]

Hi Ram

Excellent close-up. The eyes are quite eerie - quite disconcerting actually. A great posting!


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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2007-05-14 15:28]

Hi Ram,
One of the things I still cannot understand is why a pentagonal shape seems to appear in the eyes of insects [mostly flies] when these are captured in macro. This can be seen in 'your' fly's right eye. Your choice to choose a shallow DOF works out well in bringing emphasis on the eyes, which after all are the subject of the shot.
Was the fly posing, or was it simply saluting you?

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-14 17:07]

Hi Ram,

a well captured shot with great colors and details,I posted the swedish variant today as well by coincedent,tfs


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-14 17:44]

What a stunning super-macro! I like a lot the colors and fantastic details, especially that of the right fore-leg and eyes.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-15 4:25]
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Hello Ram,
Very nice capture.Big eyes are amazing.POV,details and colors are excellent.

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