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green bottle fly

green bottle fly
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-05 11:10
Viewed: 1882
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[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.(Wikipedia)

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Czesc Siggi,
bardzo ciekawe makro. Super kolory. Zimne, ale wydaja sie prawdziwe. Super ostrosc i kompozycja.

Hello Siegfried,
Exceptional photo with such good details, perfect focus and sharpness.
The colours are very good and the background is outstanding.
Lovely composition.

Witaj Siggi,
dobre macro,super ostrosc i kolory,ladny kadr,pozdrawiam

Hi Siegfried,

Very nice macro shot of this green bottle fly with a lovely composition & great sharpness.
The colors are marvelous. Well done & TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-05 11:36]

Hello Siggi,
What a special macro! Remarkable colours, very beautiful. Superb sharpness and details. Good choice of POV and composition.

Hello Siggi,
wonderful capture of this fly inside the flower. Very good focussing and fantastic colours. I like it a lot, my compliments.
Best wishes,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-05 11:51]

Great macro Siegfried!
excellent sharpness and detail, very good point of view, fantastic background and colors. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Siegfried,
a superb macro shot, impressive details, very beautiful colours, excellent point of view and fantastic composition
Best regards

Ciao Siggi, fantastic fly with wonderful metallic colors, lovely closeup on a beautiful flower, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi,
A beautiful macro of this fly, superb details sharpness, excellent composition and very beautiful colours, another great work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Siggi, Very nice and unusual capture of this Green Bottle fly in a flower, superb detailed sharpness with good clarity, fabulous saturated colours, amazing work here Siggi and well done,
Best regards,


Ciao Siegfried. Fine details, magnifcient intrigant metallic colours! Great close upe from you!


Wonderful combination of fly and flower stamens in a colourful background. Excellent point of view. regards yiannis

hello Siegfried
very nice and sharpness picture
great details nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Original y artístico trabajo, tanto por las luces, como por las formas y los colores.
Enhorabuena Siegfried: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-05 15:33]

Hi Siggi,this is fantastic! What a crop,what a macro and what a colors,impossible to make better,magnificent work from the heart of this purple flower,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Impressive macro Siggi! Interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-05 22:30]

Bonjour Siegfried,
Belle image et grande composition aux jolies couleurs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-06 0:10]

Excellent image with lovely colors and composition. looks like an abstract. tfs.

Hello Siegfried , great image full of light and sharpness, another great shot for a particular subject. All the best, Paolo

Hello Siegfried,

The fly and the flower... impressive!
The green shiny insect really stands out in the composition, sharp fine details and natural colours...
The lines in the petals give an interesting effect to the composition!

Pablo -

amazing colour combination, greetings Ori

Hi Siggi,
After reading the notes, I think it's great you found this fly on such a pretty flower and not in your ear laying eggs. Wonderful purple and green combo. Nice presentation.

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