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Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-16 6:40
Viewed: 1551
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hermetia illucens, the black soldier fly, is a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae. Unlike many fly species neither the larvae nor adults are considered pests or vectors. Instead, black soldier fly larvae play a similar role to that of mushrooms as essential decomposers in breaking down organic substrates and returning nutrients to the soil/environment.

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), are an excellent source of sustainable protein for aqua culture/ animal feed, pet and human nutrition. As the larvae have voracious appetites they can be used for composting household food scraps and agricultural waste products.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-16 7:58]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful macro of this Soldier Fly in superb sharpness and details. Beautiful natural metallic colors and a good choice of composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-16 8:27]

Hi Ram,very impressive macro of this small fly,nice decentralized composition and a very special sharpness despite the dark light,well done! Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ram
very nice picture with good sharpness and good details
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ram, lovely fly in a great macro, fine details, fantastic metallic colors andsplendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciso Silvio

Hi, Ram Thakur. This is an excellent macro shot of the black soldier fly and a well-balanced composition. Exposure, sharpness and colors especially of the metallic color of the fly which contrasts nicely with the leaf.

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