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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-13 10:06
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Identification: Small(wingspan 10mm),resembling a slender house fly in build, but with contrasting silvery grey and black stripes across the body. There are 3 species in the region.

Biology: Larvae breed in rotting organic matter.

Habitat: Variety of vegetation types.

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  • amosdor (105)
  • [2010-07-13 10:52]

Excellent Macro!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-13 11:06]

What say about this top of perfection? Tell me something to write...ehehe...simply fantastic!! Have a good night and thanks! Luciano

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-07-13 11:43]

Hello George
Welcome back with another wonderful capture. Excellent work!

Hi George
What a great shot of this lovely fly!Details and colors are fantastic.

Hello George,
Outstanding details and great focus.
Perfect capture with razor sharp details and very good colours.

Hello George friend!
Good heavens! you have returned with one of her fabulous and incredible flies! ... excellent! ... I'm glad you're here again! ... once the details (especially the hais) are amazing. Obviously, this macro has the usual good POV and excellent use of flash! ... good return friend George!

PS: I have I took advantage of your absence to post a lot of very bad shots MF! ... well I hope to have escaped from your guillotine! ... now I have to strive carefully again at the pictures! ... ha ha ha ha! :)

TFS / Regards / Jesús

Hallo George,
what a very beautiful macro shot of Anthomyia, incredible detail of the red eye, superb sharpness and bright colours with perfect exposure, a very pleasing colourful composition.
Best regards

Razor details in an exciting show of briht colours and silver reflecions. Well done George!


Hi George,

I am really intrigued, where you photographed this fly!

In all Books depicting Insects in South Africa - as well as in the rest of the world - Anthomyiidae look very much like the animal in your photo, however none appear to have the bright red eyes but rather brownish eyes and are on “ordinary” looking leaves… e.g.

May be, you would be kind enough to explain, thank you.

Except for these discrepancies - your works displays a good photographic technique and is pleasing to view. (A pity - the depth of field is not enough - and the right front leg as well as the right wing are out of focus.)

Have a nice evening,
Greetings from South Africa

Ciao George, great macro of beautiful fly with fantastic red eyes, splendid colors, superb sharpness, amazing details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

George, this is a great macro. Wonderful detail. This is a beautiful shot. Great job. Thanks for your comment on my 'Big Catch' photo. Have a great day, Bill

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-14 7:34]

Hello George,
very sharp capture of this fly. the colours are stunning, especially the red eye.
Excellent features and the red dots on the plant make it more lovely.
well presented shot with special graphic compo.


Great macro! I love it! TFS

Hi George,
Super great macro of a super beautiful fly with red eyes, which I've never seen before. Superb composition, perfect contrast between sharpness and blurriness, brilliant details and splendid colors. All in all, everything about the pic is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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