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Copyright: Brendon Dicks (brendon) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 1] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1, Sony ProDuo 512
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 5:23
Viewed: 4781
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blow-flies (also frequently spelled blow flies or blowflies) are members of the family Calliphoridae of flies (Diptera). Flies in this family are often metallic in appearance.

Some members of this family are known as bluebottles, clusterflies, greenbottles, and (in Britain and Australia) as blue-arsed flies. The name blow-fly comes from the fact that recently deceased corpses would swell up from bacterial decomposition in the intestinal tract, causing them to become bloated, or "fly-blown". Blow-flies are usually the first insect to come in contact with a dead animal.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-04-22 5:30]

Hi Brendon,
Beautiful capture - sharp detail and very vivid, contrasting colours. Would benefit from cropping out to the left [I think]

Hi Brendon,
Excellent macro shot! Sharp, detailed and clear with well composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-22 6:35]

Hello brendon,
A very good macro shot of this Blow fly,
I donīt like flies, but still it is a nice shot colourfull and a good POV

Great detail and POV. I love the blue-green colour of the fly.

Very well caught


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