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Fly Mating #2

Fly Mating #2
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is, Canon 500D Close-up Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 7:31
Viewed: 3038
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This couple are coupling on metal rail in Queen Sirikit park in Bangkok. A bright sunshine helps in getting this picture. Other picture of this kind is Here.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Tachinidae

Thai common name: แมลงวันเบียน

Tachinidae is a large and rather variable family of true flies within the insect order Diptera, with more than 8,200 known species and many more to be discovered.

Insects in this family are commonly called tachinid flies; they have no vernacular common name.

They occur in almost all habitats all over the world. There are Neotropical, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Paleoarctic, Oriental, Australasian and Oceanic species.

A typical characteristic of this family is the fact that most of them are parasitoids (the larvae develop inside a living host, ultimately killing it), and a few are parasitic (do not kill the host). Larvae are endoparasites (internal parasites) of caterpillars of butterflies and moths, adult and larval beetles, sawfly larvae, various types of true bugs and grasshoppers, rarely in centipedes, with usually only one grub. Only a few species are host species-specific. As such, many are important natural enemies of major pests. Some species are being used in biological pest control. Many important pests are suppressed by tachinids.

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SkyF, uleko, fiyo, JORAPAVI, vanderschelden, cicindela, jaycee, jmp, ramthakur, thor68, TAZ, anel, Maite, GLEM, Tamrock has marked this note useful
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-07 7:32]

Hi Jitti,
this is a funny shot of these flies.
Great title and amzing macro.
Well done,

Wauw... very nice picture. Did you ask permission to photograph this intimate scene? Serious: Beautifull DOF and composition! Compliments, Arjuna.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-07 7:36]

Hi Jitty,
ahhh its that time of the year again... mating season. Grreat shot, the clarity and the colors are fabulous. WExcellent diagonal composition with great details.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-07 7:39]

Hello Jitti,
Yes, these seem to be constantly multiplying!!
Excellent capture showing great sharpness and good colours. Very fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Wow Jitti, superb sharpness on this one.
Great POV and composition, good action shot.
Great background really brings out the detail of the fly's bodies.
Well done.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-07 7:58]

Hello Jitti, that´s a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done.

Hi jitti ,
what a nice shot.
great details with amazing colours.
nice background.
thanks for sharing

Hola Jitti,
Excelente toma, gran nitidez con mucho detalle, bonita composición con un fondo y luz muy agradables. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-07 8:49]

Great shot, Jitti!
Super sharp macro of a pair making sure that there will be more flies to bother us and to feed the birds!
Nicely composed with pleasing neutral BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Jitti,
Great POV and composition.
thanks for sharing

Joli binôme et belle netteté. Le fond met bien en évidence les protagonistes.
Bonne journée.

Good image; I like the sharpness and detail.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-07 11:02]

Hi Jitti,

How do you find these things no less get such a wonderful shot? An amazing macro with brilliant colors and fantastic details. The bg is superb.


Excellent work, Jitti,
yes - love is all around - all over the world, I also watched some couples of flies and damsels ;-) Thanks for yours, good sharpness and a pretty moment,
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-07 12:04]

Hi Jitti,
Great details, excellent composition and perfect pose and pov of this pair.
TFS, José M.

If the picture of mating House flies can ever turn into an art form, this is it, JC :-).
Superb composition with amazing focus and extremely natural colours.
The eyes in particular are brilliantly captured here.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-07 13:12]

awesome double-"action"-shot, jitty! :-)
perfectly timed moment of intimacy, well performed macro with wonderful details and great sharpness.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Again another wonderful macro Jitti. The details are magnificant with nice ambient lighting. :)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-08 2:37]

Hello Jitti,
It is not serious, what are you showing us :-))
The "+++" : composition, subjects, POV, sexy pose, sharpness, details, DOF, blurred BG, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-08 3:06]

Hello Jitti,
Excellent composition showing these two fellows. I like the way you present the subject on this diagonal stay. Sharpness and background are perfect too.
Best regards

Hello Jitti!
What a splendid picture! I really like this lovely flies! maybe not very colourful, but with very good DOF and POV. Great timing and composition!

Hello Jitti,
This is a priceless capture; a very good macro with excellent details, low POV and composition. I like the brilliance on the insect and this beautiful green BG. This is a very good one interesting notes. Thanks and have a great week :-)

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-08 9:59]

Great capture with excellent details, beautiful colors and nice composition!
And a good and interesting note too. Tachinids used to suppress pests! Curious!
Best wishes

bonjour jitti
interdit au moins de 18 ans!
excellente qualité,les mouches sont nettes,les couleurs belles et naturelles et le BG bien flou.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-08 22:59]

Hello Jitti

A very well focused shot of these two .The DOF is excellent very good POV.I like the diagonal composition.Very good colour saturation.TFS


The details are splendid, the light excellent and the colours very nice. A very good macro!
Best wishes,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-10 2:56]

hi Jitti,
fantastique image, je sais combien il est difficile d'avoir une bonne lumière et un ensemble net. Les couleurs sont extra.


hi jitti!
great macro with very
good sharpness and fine
perfect shot!

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