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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: 2006-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Industar 2,8/50mm, RAW ISO 200, Extension Tube
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 16:16
Viewed: 4019
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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Wau beautifyl. Scarpnes and colour great. Love too say its perfect!! Good job.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-24 16:43]

Hi Malgosia
Great close-up shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, BG and POV. Also good note and composition.
Well done Malgosia


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-24 17:03]

hi malgosia,
looks like my Lucilia caesar - Greenbottle fly flew to you. :-)
excellent macro-shot, well composed with nice details
and good sharpness on the head, neck and legs, but the rest
of the body is a bit out of focus, a bigger aperture like f/16 could have helped there.
well seen & captured, thor.

Well captured Maglosia,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-24 19:46]

Hi Malgosia,
Beautiful macro shot, excellent colours and fantastic detail. I like the irridescence you've captured on the body. A great exposure and nice crop, great work from you again.

poprostu makro swietne!!

Swietne makro! Zabojcze detale i kolorki. Niby paskudna mucha, a jaka ladna ;)


Awesome close up pic. It is well composed with great POV, DOF, BG and sharpness of the subject. The lighting is very good too. TFS,

Great closeup Malgosia,
Very sharp and detailed where it must be.
Perfect exposure and color, very nice POV and framing.
Well done and Thank You!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-25 13:21]

Hello Malgosia,
Wonderful macro.POV,sharpness,details,colors and framing are excellent.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-25 15:09]


Cudowne makro!!!
Detale, ostrość i kolory
perfekcyjne - jak zawsze!


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-25 17:06]

Hi Malgosia, nice macro with great colours and details. Very well odne and TFS.

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-06-25 18:06]

Hi Malgosia, veo que sigues subiendo fotos con gran definición. Esta es un gran ejemplo. Un saludo.

Bonjour Malgosia
Félicitation pour cette trčs jolie prise de vue en macro. C'est vraiment un bel insecte et les couleurs sont justes.
Félicitations pour la netteté et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie et Bravo....JP

Hello Malgosia,
Great close-up! pov and shiny metallic colours on the thorax are superb! Framing is very nice. Very interesting note also! Thank you!

Swietna fotka! Bardzo w twoim stylu. Dobre tlo i ostrosc.
Pozdrowienia :-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-29 2:08]

Here, this common insect becomes beautiful with its nice metalic colors. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Malgosia and thanks for sharing.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-30 14:26]

Hi Liziafa.
Wonderful macro, excellent colors tones and details, very nice composition pose and point of view,great sharpness,is a beautiful close up my sweet friend, good and complet note.


PD.If you want travel to mexico...welcome.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-01 18:33]

Hi Malgosia,
Very good macro! The details and colours are excellent with great POV and OOF background.
Very well done!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-14 23:36]

Hi Malgosia,
Excellent fly macro.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,framing and note.TFS

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