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Tiny Fly (5mm)

Tiny Fly (5mm)
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 0:54
Viewed: 4231
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
# The Long-legged Fly (Varies) is approximately 5mm in length.

# They are usually brilliantly coloured with metallic hues of green, blue, copper, gold and silver. Some species are grey or black.

# They are characterized by 2 long wings and long slender legs.

# They are often abundant near streams, and are found on tree bark and flowers of various plants.

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This is an exceptionally sharp shot for a 5 mm subject. Again the fill flash proved to be handy in emphasizing the colours and the reflections of the animal.

Regards, Petru

Your detail is outstanding, well done.


excellent control of the DOF and very good detail. I like the colours on the fly a lot and the composition works well.

Great work and TFS

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-06 3:36]

Awesome macro!
Excellent on details!
Very good BG!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-06 3:46]

A nice capture of this tiny fly Chi,we have similar looking ones here.
I like the vivid eye colour.
The details are very good and so is the POV.
Nice work,well done.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-06 4:11]

Excellent details of the little fly. Nice sharpness, colors and blurred BG.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-06 4:23]

I hate saying this - but he is a BEAuTIFUL fly Chi! So prettily coloured, nice and sharp too. Excellent macro, so well captu\rred, and tfs,

Excellent image. Superb detail and ideal POV.

you just keep getting better and better Chi, well done.

this is a great macro Chi,
Every time I see better shots, and that is nice to know that the people here are still learning every time again, fantastic macro, good details, fantastic pov and dof, very good job Chi.
gr. jaap

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-06 8:00]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful close up.Colors,sharpness,POV,
details,DOF and framing are perfect.

Olá Chi,
grande foto, perfeita!! Gosto muito das cores e do fundo!
Parabéns pelo ótimo trabalho!!!

Francisco Sales

Hi Chi,
a very good macro, this was very close.
The details, and colours are very good. And the DOF are very good for F8.
Well composed and good POV.
Excellent work.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-06 8:47]

Hello Chi, amazing close up; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !

hi chi
belle macro,la mise au point est bonne et les couleurs tres vive.bravo.

Excellent macro , perfects details, very good image

Amitiés philippe ;) !

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-06 12:02]

Hi Chi,
superb macro, unusual colours of insect. Good DOF and interesting note. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Beautiful, soft rainbow colours against a noble, neutral background. Excellent details on the fly. Elegant, artistic composition. Very beautiful contribution. Thank you! Best regards, Peter

Hi Chi,
excellent shot, I love this green-eyed fly with the long legs, beautiful motive.
The perfect sharpness, as usual, thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

An excellent and beautiful capture of this fly Chi, if they only weren't such disgusting creatures... :-)

Incredible colors, details, POV and exposure.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful macro shot with us!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-06 17:10]

Hi Chi, nice shot. Lovely POV and good composition of this interesting looking fly. Very well done.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-06 18:38]

Hi Chi
WOW! This photo of yours had me in a state of dejection. I mean I felt like I'm breaking out in an uncontrolled fit of "jealousy" (please take this with a pinch of salt). Then I realised I've misread the symptoms. It is none of the above, but it is a deep sense of utter respect and acknowledgement to your shear talent. You have it and you are sharing it with us and that is beautiful.
This is an amazing photo and it surely goes up as one of my favourites (I never thought I'd say that of a fly).
Good work on all counts and TFS.

Superb capture Chi! Colors on the insect are amazing! Details are stunning! Great POV and beautiful green BG. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Chi Liu,
Very nice. I think I like the POV most here. These very tiny flies are hard to get right. You've done a great job, Well done!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-02-07 8:59]

Hi Chi

Excellent Macro. Very, very good details and colours. Nice composition and details. SUPER!!


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-07 10:31]

Exceptional capture of such a little creature Chi!
Well done!

Great macro Chi. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Great colours and composition too. Very good job. WEll done. Thank you.

Hi, Chi.
Superb creature. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Nice background and colors.

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-19 4:58]

Excellent capture of this wonderful image,
Great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-25 16:47]

Hi Chi,

Nice close-up.


WOW Chi, I am surprised once and again with the quality of your shots. You always keep the level up. Each one of the last posted worths very much. Congratulations.
I realize in this one the size os this beauty, super level of details and great colours of such a small insect.
Best redards, Felipe.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-05-30 19:54]

Hello Chi,
A great detailed shot, especially as for this tine subject. Amazing colours.
Best greetings,

And hello again! ;>
I wrote a few words in my last comment to your picture but here I have to add one thing: bravo for taking photos so many different species!
This picture is really very good, with nice details, interesting POV, and - what I like the most - unusual object. Of course there are many fly species on TN, but only from time to time it is possible to find something more that Syrphidae or Asilidae species.
On the other hand I think that in case of this photo some noice reduction would be good :) But of course I understand that they are present here probably only because a small size of this species.
Regards and thanks for showing something new!

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