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United Colors of... Benetton?

United Colors of... Benetton?
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flies - Moscas - Mouches, Lantana Flowers and their visitors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-12 3:58
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United Colors of... RAP

2 images, 2 flies, 2 surroundings.
I believe to identify like Bottle Flies to both species.
One of denominated Blue Bottle and other Green Bottle, although the color of this last one was but gilded that greenish.

The left Blue Bottle is on buds of wild flowers, the same ones that can see already mature in the image Gold-green Sweat Bee.

The right Green Bottle is on a set of lantana flowers, some mature and other immature ones like which they are possible to be seen in the image Macro or Micro?.

Bottle flies, Greenbottle flies, Bluebottle flies, and Blowflies are all common large flies, noted for their metallic blue or green coloration.

These flies are often flying up and down in a window, making their characteristic buzzing sound.

Blowflies are scavengers who deposit their eggs on decaying meat, fish, garbage, fecal matter and dead animals.

These materials on which Bottle Flies deposit their eggs are the key in their elimination: find and eliminate these sources!

Complete development (from egg to adult) can require as little as 10 days or as much as 3 weeks.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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Great shots and good note Ricardo, a very nice composition.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-12 4:46]
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Good compo. Ni\Good colours. Excellent focus.
Good Notes, What more can I say.
Brilliant Job.

Superb. What a colourfull explosion of details you posted. Ricardo I like this one a lot. Excellent post. Well done. Very catching title.

Ricardo, I'll borrow the "explosion of colors" from Gerhard! Great side by side with the metallic blue & green flies made very attractive..You've taken a darn fly and made it a thing of wonder & beauty!!

Great shots and well put together. I like the blue bottle best and you've handled the strong sunlight well, no burn-out colours. Your presentations and notes are getting better with every post.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-12 7:32]
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What a post!!! These guys are coming in the strangest colors. I must say that it is only since I joined TN that I have started noticing these beauties..

Thanks for posting

Great post Ricardo.
I'm envious , I have to wait for at least 4 month the get any flies. Very good sharpness, colours and composition.
Good note like always.
Great work.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-12 8:04]
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A great combo of shots showing us the green and the blue.
Great colours and detail with excellent DoF.
Very nicely framed and presented.
Well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-12 10:16]
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Your picture show us that even flies could be beautiful.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-12 14:21]
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Ha, great title and excellent colourful shots. Very nice work Ricardo.

roberto, i am not sure if benetton will enjoy the idea but i definetly like it. you managed to reflect the incredible colors on the flies with the good use of light.

according to my previous experince with the critics: people does not seem to like the frame you use. (i personally used to use a similar frame but abondened it)

best regards.

Esta composición se la dedico en tu nombre (vaya descaro que tengo) a los que dicen que las moscas no son bonitas, por lo menos estas con semejante escenario son simpaticas.
Un diptico realmente colorido y alegre, gracias Ricardo.

Ricardo, você usa o supermacro nestas fotos?

Excelente trabalho, como sempre. Apenas uma delas seria o bastante, mas você, genial, mostra-nos duas.

Parabéns mais uma vez.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-13 9:15]
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5:00 p.m. and it is dark outdoor. Dark and cold. No more flys visible.
But you are there, in Argentina, and you bring us those colorfull flys.
Just for this, I am very gratefull and I write another Thanks For Sharing, but not an ordinary one, not an automaticaly one, but a sincere one.

5:00 P.M. y él es al aire libre oscuro. Obscuridad y frío. No más de flys visibles.
Pero usted está allí, en la Argentina, y usted nos trae esos flys del colorfull.
Apenas para esto, soy mismo gratefull y escribo otras gracias por compartir, pero no ordinario, no automaticaly, sino sincero.

Hello Ricardo,
very nice, well seen and well composed presentation, with beautifully rich naturalistic colours and good details.
Funny title.
Very creative contribution, just discovered and much enjoyed.
With thanks! Best regards,

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