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Drosophila melanogaster

Drosophila melanogaster
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Copyright: Hernan Ernesto Bortondello (nanreh) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-11-28 15:41
Viewed: 1712
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again I tell you that I am not an expert in macros
or anything really, just a man who continues to admire the natural life like as a child, with eyes wide open and marveling at God's creation.

This image is a fragment of a greatly enlarged photograph caught, by chance, this tiny fly with an incredible field of liquid, I guess water in his mouth. Sorry for the blur, but I think I should share ...

Scientific details:
Drosophila is a genus of small flies, belonging to the family Drosophilidae, whose members are often called "fruit flies" or more appropriately though less frequently, fruit flies, in reference to the characteristic of many species remain close ripe or rotten fruit.

Source: Wikipedia

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To jpnature: Amigo...nanreh 1 12-01 11:35
To chrimakris: Chris...nanreh 1 12-01 04:23
To PeterZ: Thank, Amigonanreh 1 11-29 16:09
To lousat: Lucianonanreh 1 11-29 15:16
To JoydebChaudhury: Joy, thanks.nanreh 1 11-29 09:05
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Hello Hernan,
It may not be as sharp as you would like, but it is not all that bad either. Macros are difficult because the short focal length you have to deal with does not give you much room for error in getting the focus tac sharp.
A tripod is a must and you have to be really careful when clicking the shutter, so you don't shake the camera even the least tiny bit.
The fact that you had to crop, even further magnifies the chance of it being slightly blurred. Good try Hernan!!
PS. I did a WS to see if I could regain a bit of sharpness. This is about as sharp as I could get without making the photo look really unnatural.

Hello Hernan
Superb macro with great detail and colour.
highlight and shadow detail is superb.
best wishes,

Hello Hernan,
This is a decent natural history image, Yes technically it could have been better WRT sharpness and details, but i appreciate you posting this to show this fly with a drop!
Goutham Ramesh

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-29 0:52]

Hello Hernan,
nice macro insect,nice details species,thanks..

Hello Hernan,
Very nice macro with special details like the water drop. Fine natural colours and a good POV.

hallo hernan
very nice picture of this fly with the waterdrop
good composition
thanks greeting lou

Hello Hernan,
Nice close-up with good details,natural colours and well composed.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-29 11:46]
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Hi Hernan,in effect the quality is not the best but i appreciate your honesty comment in the note..ehehe..but the colors and the exposure are very good,and i like a lot the drop too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

its very different looks good with dew..sharpness and the clarity is amazing. Well framed with fine natural colours,



Interesting photo Hernan! Very good composition and nice lighting.

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