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cyberpunk - mad max!!!

cyberpunk - mad max!!!
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A610
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-09 13:18
Viewed: 5156
Points: 26
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Today after for a while, i uploaded a fly photo. i took this photo on my last trip at Cebeci. When we were looking to mushrooms, this guy was on the edge of a mushroom, he gave me some nice poses. You can check the ws post, to see a posture which mushrooms on the bg.

This guy reminds me a cyberpunk which Greg (red45) likes and uses this concept frequently:-) Look at its freaky face with the harsh hairs. Looks like on the motorcycle, come out from Mel Gibson's "mad max" series.

This cyberpunk interested in mushrooms like me:-) But for the identication i will upload another photo taken from the upper side.


i got the id:-)This is Heleomyzid Fly - Suillia sp., it is a fungilover fly. Heleomyzidae is a small family of true flies in the insect order Diptera. There are approximately 100 species of Heleomyzidae in North America. Larvae feed on decaying plant and animal matter.Thank you for their help to extramundi and Osmeterium


i decided to wrote my observations and some infos from sources about the flies.

The flies- order diptera are really interesting subjects. They have ugly and scary faces, especially with sewing like part of the face which between the eyes and along upper parts of the head.

The flies are really incredible fliers, so fast and moving, they made you stunned with the changing direction abilities when flying. Although it is so hard to capture, still you can see lots of photos dragonflies in-flight shots in TN. But anyone see any post of a flesh fly in-flight photos! i'm not sure about that:-)

The flies has mouth parts for sucking, very interesting looking tongues! Has also one pair of membranous wings. Compound eyes large, sometimes meeting on dorsal side of head.

Flies occur in many different habitats; each species is usually found near the habitat of its larvae. Adults often occur on flowers. Many are bloodsucking, and are to be found on or near the animals on which they feed. Large numbers are a nuisance because they bite; some are important as vectors of disease. Many attack and damage culvitated plants; a few of these serve as vectors of plant diseases. They occur almost everywhere. They are an important food of many larger animals. Many species are parasitic or predaceous on other insects, others are of value as scavengers.

Most insects in the other orders likely to be confused with diptera have two pairs of wings. The few with 1 pair (certain grasshoppers, beetles, mayflies, and others) generally do not resemble flies.

Some quotations are from Peterson field guides "insects".

Thanks for visiting...

dew77, volkan, fyapici, SelenE, Juyona, ramthakur, horia, extramundi, Andre has marked this note useful
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hello Ersin,
beautiful macro of this small fly, good details.
Thank you,

Selamlar.. Sevmediğim için bakmadığım ilk defa dikkatli incelediğim bir sinek fotografı gözler çok ilgimi çekti netlik ve keskinlik çok iyi,ayrıca açıklamandaki benzetmen ve bilgiler uygun olmuş.elinize saglık.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-09 13:39]

Hello Ersin,
Wonderful close up.POV,colors,lighting,details,sharpness and visual impact are excellent.

Nice one, but I think you could crop it a little bit more. Ther is to much free space.
Best regards

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-10-09 14:07]

Hi Ersin
Great close-up shot.Clear details and POV.Well done.TFS

Merhaba Ersin.
Küçük bir değişiklik küçük bir mutluluktur derler. Seninki de o hesap olmuş. Fotoğrafik açıdan söylenmesi gerekenler benden önce söylenmiş. Tekrara gerek yok, lakin ben ayrıca emek verip yazdığın harika not için de teşekkür edeceğim. Eline sağlık.

Ersin merhaba.

Özellikle sineği çevreleyen alanın bulanıklığının objeyi güçlendirdiğini ve özel bir efekt yarattığını düşünüyorum.Netlik, konumlandırılma, bakış açısı ve detaylar çok iyi. Not bu güzel fotoyu tamamlamış.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-10 10:47]

spacial warrior... excelente macro es este extraño insecto, y buen flash y magnífica nitidez, saludos

Hi Ersin!
"Cyberpunk" suits rather well to describe the appearance of this fly you have shot so very well. Those eyes in particular take the cake.
Brilliant picture, my friend.
TFS and regards.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-10 16:34]

Muy bonita composición de estas tres imágenes Ersin.
Una presentación instructiva y bien ideada, con buen POV, detalles, iluminación y fondo muy adeacuado.
Excelente tu nota también.
Saludos... Ricardo

Very nice composition of these three images Ersin.
An instructive and well devised presentation, with good POV, detail, lighting and very appropriate background.
Excellent your note also.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-11 4:05]

Hi Ersin

Well what do you know...we both had a "madmax" picture this week :)) The only difference is that you were refering to the movie and i to the motogp rider :)
I really like your comparison and imagination my friend! It's not the first time you showed this wonderful quality and is definately useful for your photographing! It gives you something special...
Great POV and sharpness achieved here! I like the nice details and textures on this "motorcycle" :)
Excellent note, too.
Again, nicely done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-11 16:18]

Great macro shot, he really is quite ugly. Excellent POV and good details. Nice BG and colours



Lovely pic. Fly on a mushroom:-).
I like the photo with great DOF and POV.
Well done
..and TFS

Thaks for your words and for the links, Ersin.
I am afraid I am not very good with insect, this time I borrowed the id. from THIS POST of my friend Filipe [firelord], so I hope he is right :)
Beautiful lights (great use of flash), composition with good POV and an excellent use of big aperture. TFS.

Suillia variegata (Loew) a common meditteranean species,

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