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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40, close-up lens +4x
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-05 12:02
Viewed: 1941
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The presence of a single pair of patent flight wings distinguishes most true flies from other insects with "fly" in their names, such as mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stoneflies, whiteflies, fireflies, alderflies, dobsonflies, snakeflies, sawflies, caddisflies, butterflies or scorpionflies.

Some authors draw a distinction in writing the common names of insects. True flies are written as two words, such as crane fly, robber fly, bee fly, moth fly, and fruit fly. In contrast, common names of nondipteran insects that have "fly" in their names are written as one word, e.g. butterfly, stonefly, dragonfly, scorpionfly, sawfly, caddisfly, whitefly. In practice however, though it is practical this is a comparatively new convention; especially in older books, one commonly might see the likes of "saw fly" and "caddis fly", or hyphenated forms such as house-fly and dragon-fly. In any case, non-entomologists cannot in general be expected to tell dipterans, "true flies", from other insects, so it would be unrealistic to expect rigour in the use of common names.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-05 12:09]

Hello Paulo,
Very good shot showing this colourful fly very sharply in focus on the flower. I really like your composition, the POV is excellent and I like the green background .Regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-05 12:20]

Hi Paulo,
A very nice close-up of this insect. Nice colours with good details and excellent composition.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-05 12:43]

Hi Paulo,great choice of point of view and a top class capture whit great details and colors,a very professional macro,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-05 13:37]

Hello Paulo,
Fantastic macro in superb clarity and amazing sharp details. Great diagonal composition. Beautiful blurry background.

Ciao Paulo, great nacto of fantastic fly, wonderful colors, fine details, superb sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-05 16:13]

Delicate, bright, majestic macro.

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-05 19:19]

Hello Paulo,
What a wonderful macro image of this neat looking fly. Detail is incredible and exposure is superb. I like the blurred BG which keeps you focused on the subject.

Hello Paulo,
Beautiful capture.Nice presentation of this fly.Attracticing colour with splendid sharpness.Like its POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo Paulo
GREAT shot with super sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-07 6:25]

Excellent closeup of this true fly...fine viewpoint with good many details and colors. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-11 1:24]

Hello Paulo
very special shot of this fly. The details are so good and the positioning is wonderful. Exciting green background add beauty to your composition.
Well done.


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