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After a brief interval I’m back. Missed TN very badly
Dedicate this first true macro to Mr.Ramthakur for his successful completion of three years in TN.
Blow-flies (also frequently spelled blow flies or blowflies), carrion-flies or bottle flies are members of the family Calliphoridae of flies (Diptera). Some members of this family are known as bluebottles, clusterflies or greenbottles. Flies in this family are often metallic in appearance and between 10 to 12 mm in length.
It looks like Blue Bottle Fly(Calliphora vomitoria) for me, not sure. Need expert’s opinion. Not able to differentiate from Green Bottle Fly.
The name blow-fly comes from an older English term for meat that had eggs laid on it, which was said to be fly blown. The first known association of the term “blow” with flies appears in the plays of William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost, The Tempest, and Antony and Cleopatra.
A female blue bottle fly lays her eggs where she feeds, usually in decaying meat, garbage, or feces. Pale whitish larvae, commonly called maggots, soon hatch from the eggs and immediately begin feeding on the decomposing matter where they were hatched. After a few days of feeding, they are fully grown. At that time they will crawl away to a dry place where they can burrow into soil or similar matter to pupate into tough brown cocoons. After two or three weeks, the adults emerge to mate, beginning the cycle again. During cold weather, pupae and adults can hibernate until warmer temperatures revive them. They have the ability to smell meat from distances of 7 kilometers away.
They are pollinators of some flowers with a strong odor such as skunk cabbage and goldenrod.
Image was captured in RAW format and converted to JPEG. Cropped, sharpened and resized.
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what a fine macro, the sharpness is amzing here, the composition is beautiful and so is the pov, precise dof,
i am sure that Mr. thakut would like this dedication very much,
tfs & regards
- [2009-01-27 2:05]
fine composition for this fly with very beautiful background and what lighting, great luminosity. tfs.
- [2009-01-27 2:37]
Vral, I like the composition of this fly. The angle of the shot is perfect and with superb sharpness. Well shot and welcome back. Ganesh
great macro photo. Nice capture and color nice
A nice capture of this beautiful Blue bottle fly taken from a fine POV. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Very nice dedication to Mr. Ramthakur. Thanks a lot for sharing.