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Chrysomya rufifacies

Chrysomya rufifacies
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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, RAW ISO 400, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Insects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 10:24
Viewed: 4567
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is not a tack sharp picture like my other macro images from my gallery but I like the background very much, so I post'it. I shoot this handheld and used a macro ring with -2Ev power setting.
I'm not to good with insects identification but think this is Chrysomya rufifacies.
Chrysomya rufifacies is a species belonging to the blow fly family, Calliphoridae, and is most significant in the field of forensic entomology due to its use in establishing or altering postmortem intervals. The common name for the species is the hairy maggot blow fly, and it belongs to the genus Chrysomya, which is commonly referred to as the Old World screw-worms. Chrysomya rufifacies prefers very warm weather and has a relatively short life cycle. It is widely distributed geographically and prefers to colonize large carcasses over small ones. The species commonly has a greenish metallic appearance and is important medically, economically, and forensically.

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hello Anghel
super macro
great details nice composition
greeting lou

wow , imi place mult compozitia , culorile frumoase si detaliile clare ,
numai bine !

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-14 23:07]

Buna Anghel,

Este impresionanta claritatea cu care ai redat detaliile torecelui mustei. Pana si cele mai mici firisoare se pot observa usor. Culorile de asemenea sunt foarte bine redate, inclusiv stralucirea metalica de pe torace.

TFS si toate cele bune,

Hello Anghel,
beautiful capture with excellent details! Vivid colours, I like it!
Best regards, Leonid

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-02-15 11:12]

Buna, reusita fotografie in macro, felicitari!

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