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Copyright: Jannie Maritz (Jannie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100, Zoom Nikkor 5.8-17.4mm / 1 : 2.8-4.9, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-04 4:17
Viewed: 4304
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Calliphoridae (blowflies)

Flies of the family Calliphoridae often have shiny, metallic colouration so that they are often known as greenbottles or bluebottles. However, the more regularly used common name for members of this family is blowfly, a name that arose because when their larvae (termed maggots) infest meat they render it "flyblown" making it unfit to eat. Feeding activity by the maggots causes putrefaction, resulting in the production of gases that give the meat a blown up appearance.

Thanx for the look and please crit.

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Hi Jannie,
This is very sharp shot!
The composition and details also are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-02-04 4:37]

Hello Jannie, excellent macro.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Use of PP filters has given your macro a very sharp and smooth outlook with well defined, beautiful colors. Great job!

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-04 5:56]

Très belle photo. Belle composition et couleurs.
Bravo même si je n'aime pas les mouches.

Hi Jannie,
Outstanding macro shot! The exposure looks perfect. The colors are beautiful,and detail is very sharp. The black backround really enhances this shot. Excellent work!

Hi Jannie.
This is a very nice composition and arangement.
I like the way you cropped, with the yellow quarter in the corner and all the scene hanging from it.
Insects eyes and wings textures are usually taken as noise by noise reduction programs line NI. That makes them look quite soft, although the pic is in focus. In this cases, is better to make a mask, blur only the noise, and sharpen only the fly.
Regards, Felipe.

Hi Janie.
a very nice and colourful close-up.
Agree with Felipe, it seems like you used little to much noise reducing.
The compostion and POV is very good and the contrast make the subject stands out well from the BG.
Well done.

very attractive close up with a strong impact. Richness of details and colours just amazing. Perfectly cropped. I very much like the dynamic composition.
Sharpness is great for a close up that size. I think Felipe has made a very good comment about overall noise reduction making details of the fly look a bit softer than they actually are.
Very good shot, Jannie! Good notes, too. They reassure me it's a good thing getting a vegetarian. Thank you!
Best regards, Peter

Hi Jannie,
excellent shot, I love this green-metallic flies so much - the red eyes are wonderful.
Excellent sharpness and colours here, very good job, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Excellent macro shot Jannie. Great sharpness, details and clarity, excellent colours and POV too! Thanks for sharing.

Nice close up, good solid detail.


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  • agea0 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2006-02-06 6:50]

Hello Jannie!
Very good photo, nice colours:)


Que foto... As cores estão ótimas, assim como o contraste também. Grandeza nos detalhes!!!
Um abraço,


This is a great macro and very striking against the black BG Jannie. Well composed, with an excellent POV. Very good exposure, sharp detail, and great color. Excellent work! Thank you.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-06 10:41]

well Jannie, I go for this one, before your last one because the perfectieof the shot, and thats mean as a compliment. Jannie is that a little Dutch? Well Jannie the fly is well taken, a fantastic composition a great pov and a fantastic contrast, very good job.
gr. Jaap

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-02-06 17:40]

Hi Jannie
Brilliant macro. The details are so sharp and the colours so vivid. Well done on the balance between the black and white. Glad I ate before reading your note ;-)
Regards Toni


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-06 22:13]

Hi Jannie.
Wonderful macro, fantastic details colors contrast and composition...is a excellent photo...very nice.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-07 21:06]

Dagsê Jannie
Jy het hierdie vlieg op sy kop geskiet. Pragtig.
What an excellent composition and sharp photo. DOF is well handled and the colours are just amazing. Great macro!
Well done and TFS.

Hi Jannie

This is a very good shot. Tack sharp with perfect clarity. I dusted off my macro lens today and took some practise shots, but, it's gone back into the bag as I am hopeless at macros. Maybe I should sell it! :-(

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