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The Bottle Fly and Black Fly

The Bottle Fly and Black Fly
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-23 11:25
Viewed: 3540
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a fine pair of flies. The large one is a Green Bottle Fly and the tiny one is a Black fly.
Here in the Midnorth, blackflies are out and wanting some blood. These little guys can punch a hole in your skin if not killed right away. They dig deep and stay in there until they blow up. Sometimes, you don't feel them bitting until you scratch the itch and scrape the crust that is dried up.
Anyway, hope you like this double, thanks for looking.


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Hi Mike,
it's a nice picture of this odd pair.
It's the same here too, the black flies and mosquitoes can be a real pest in the summer but thats nature.
Well composed, good details and nice colours.
Very well done, my friend.

Are you well ? and how is your back ?

hi mike
excellente macro ,de plus les deux mouches sont vraiment de taille differente.c'est bien vu.

Hi Mike,
unbeleaveable, so big and so small, a wonderful shot to compare both. I like the colours and the sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

What a lovely pair Mike!!
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-23 14:29]

Hi Mike,
great macro, excellent sharpness and great details. Lovely colors, specially the metalic green on the bottle fly. Great POV and excellent crop.

Great macro shot Mike. Great sharpness, details, clarity and great POV. Great colours and composition too. Thanks for sharing.

That is very cool Mike! Kinda like the momma fly and baby fly going out for a stroll on the flower. The bright yellow flower gives a great backdrop for the flies. Excellent detail and exposure!

Beautiful sharpnes and colour. Love it!

Hello Mr. Hodgson!

Excellent macro. Quite the size discrepancy thing goin' on there..This little black surely has fly envy ;)
Very good DOF, POV, color, exposure, sharpness, detail, and framing
Very well done.

Hi Mike,
great details in this shot.
The eye of the fly is amazing.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-05-26 8:10]

intresting subject. great focus, colors, details. nice blurred background. tfs

Fantastic macro closeup. You did an excellent job getting a good DOF so that everything is in perfect focus. :)

PT :)

Such ugly looking things arent they,Great close up,colour and detail,well presented,a fantastic shot.

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