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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-02 10:23
Viewed: 3526
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Valley Sluzewiecka, Canon 350D + Industar 2,8/50mm

The fly life cycle is composed of four stages: egg, larva (commonly known as a maggot), pupa, adult. The eggs are laid in decaying flesh, animal dung, manure,
or pools of stagnant water - whatever has ample food
for the larva.

Some types of maggots found on corpses can be of
great use to forensic scientists. By their stage of development, these maggots can be used to give an indication of the time elapsed since death, as well
as the place the organism died. The size of the house fly maggot is 9.5-19.1mm (3/8 to 3/4 inch). At the height of the summer season, a generation of flies
(egg to adult) may be produced in 12-14 days.

Maggot identification uses a classification called "Instar" stages. An instar I is about 2-5 mm long; instar II 6-14 mm; instar III 15-20 mm. These measure about 2-3 days, 3-4 days, and 4-6 days (for average house flies or bottle flies) since the eggs were laid. By use of this data, plus other signs, the approximate time since death can be estimated by forensic scientists.

Various maggots cause damage in agricultural crop production, including root maggots in rapeseed and midge maggots in wheat. Some maggots are leaf miners.

Maggots are bred commercially, as a popular bait in angling, and a food for carnivourous pets such as reptiles or birds. Due to the increasing popularity of maggots, a maggot vending machine has been installed in the English county town of Northampton.


Luc, anavazao, marhowie, Signal-Womb, thor68, wallhalla15, Dando, dew77, samos, pitai, ddg, Kaszek, hekcik, thistle, aido, firelord, metcher, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
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Nic dodac nic ująć:)

Oby tak dalej:)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-05-02 11:37]

Very good photo.
Excellent note.
Thank you Malgosia.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-05-02 11:45]

Witaj Malgosiu,

Przepiekne makro, piękna kompozycja,
doskonała ostrość i kolorystyka.
Opis pierwsza klasa.

TFS :-)

Good picture!
Really detailed and colorfull.
TSF, Andrea

Beautiful photo!
Good details!
Nice DOF. Well done good shoot!
Thanks Ana:)

Wonderful macro Malgosia, great details for the eye to explore. Well done.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-05-02 14:32]

excellent macro-shot, malgosia! :-)
it seems to be fly-time at the moment. *g*
good composition and details,
i like the fly-eyes and the hairy body.
well seen & captured, thor.

Very nice shot Malgosia, great macro. I like the details, sharpness and POV. Great work! Thanks you for sharing with us.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-02 16:09]

Hi Malgosia,
Excellent macro shot! Very good focus and details, great colours and nice background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-02 16:43]

Hi Malgosia, excellent macro with great colours and sharp detail. Also well composed and positioned within the frame. TFS. Dean.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-03 4:28]

Hello Malgoisa!
Excellent close up.DOF you managed,blurred BG,details and sharpness on head,eD effect and framing are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Good macro shot, nicely presented. TFS

Great close up. Nice POF and DOF without much reflection when using flash. Congrat.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-03 17:05]

Good macro shot Malgosia, very sharp and full of details. Good background and good note. Thanks.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-03 18:24]

Bonjour Malgosia,

Félicitations pour cette belle présentaions,le focus est bien réalisé et le sujet est bien isolé.
J'aime bien l'harmonie des couleurs entre le sujet et le Bg. Bravo pour la netteté.

Merci pour l'envoie.


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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-05-03 19:18]

Malgosia, very nice macro. I like the point of view with the fly on the point of the leaf. A clear and sharp image. Well done.
P.S. the insect looks so ugly. lol.

Hi Malgosia,
Very nice macro again.
The POV and framing are excellent. Very good use of ambient light (with little flash effect), great color and sharp detail. I think the soft green BG nails it :)
Very well done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-05 12:36]

Hello Malgosia, excellent macro-shot with a perfect composition and a great POV. Great details too. Best regards, Didier.

Niby zwykla mucha a jaka piekna :) GO wykorzystana po mistrzowsku. Brawo!

Witaj Malgosia,
Super fotka! Mucha wyglada jakby siedziala na jakims postumencie. To daje swietny efekt i razem z czystym tlem, robi zdjecie bardzo przejrzystym. Swietny POV i kompozycja, perfekcyjna ostrosc!
Pozdrowienia! :-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-20 6:27]

Hi Malgosia,
Wow, great macro! Excellent detail and the shallow DOF again really isolates and highlights the subject. Great work.

Świetnie Ci zapozowała:)
Dobre zdjęcie!

Hi, Malgosia.
Nice macro. Good pose and sharpness. Beautiful colors and BG.

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  • valdec (383)
  • [2006-05-23 1:46]

Piêkny, bardzo naturalny portret. Gratulujê

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-06-17 13:44]

Great details and very good Dof

Hallo Malgosia,

This picture is really good. The focus and composition is superb. Well done and TFS.


Bonjour Malgosia
C'est une excellent Prise de vue avec un très joli macro de cette guêpe ! La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, grande acuité et détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et merci et bon week end....JP

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