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Green Bottle Fly

Green Bottle Fly
Photo Information
Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS10D, Canon EF100mm Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-27 4:56
Viewed: 2929
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name green bottle fly (or greenbottle fly) is applied to numerous species of blowfly, in the genera Lucilia and Phaenicia (the latter is sometimes considered a subgenus of the former). These flies are found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known species is the common greenbottle, Phaenicia sericata (or Lucilia sericata, depending on authority), though there are other common species such as Lucilia caesar, Lucilia cuprina, Lucilia coeruleiviridis, and Lucilia illustris. The maggots of this fly are known to preferentially consume dead tissue while leaving live tissue intact, and so have been sold for use in maggot therapy, primarily during the years before the widespread use of antibiotics and medicines and in modern times due to a resurgence of medical literature documenting their effectiveness. These flies are known to lay eggs in cadaver tissue in the wild within hours after death. The developmental stage of their larvae in the cadaver can be used to accurately predict the time death occurred.

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Hi Bill,
superb macro of this fly with nice visible details. Point of view and composition are pretty good.

Ciao Bill, great macro of colorful fly, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

wonderful macro. good colors and sharpness. tfs.

Hello Bill,
fine capture of this little fly with good sharpness and many details. I especially like the beautiful colours and the well chosen frontal POV.
Best wishes,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2011-07-27 9:46]

beautiful shot!
very nice macro close-up!
great details, good colors.

very well done.

HI Bill,
excellent photo of this fly.
Nice natural colours. Many details. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-27 11:24]

Hello Bill!
Nice macro with so many good details and beautiful colors! Well done! TFS
Regards from,

Hello Bill
Impressive photo! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-27 11:53]

Hi Bill,a fantastic macro whit impressive sharpness and beautiful colors,this is a very professional work,you and your camera had show us all the muscles today...ehehe....Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hi Bill,
Great composition of clarity, colour, focus point and POV. Well done.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-28 4:39]

Hi Bill.
Super macro-shot with sharp details. Nicely composed and very good point of view. I like light and amazing colors.
Thanks and regards

Belle mouche,belle prise!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2011-08-10 0:10]

Fantastic Macro!
Wonderful colours!
Focus great
Composition A+

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