|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2010-12-03|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-12-03 4:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Nothing special today. Just a macro fly.|
Hope you would like it friends.
Wiki: Flies of the Diptera family Sarcophagidae (from the Greek sarco- = flesh, phage = eating; the same roots as the word "sarcophagus") are commonly known as flesh flies. Most flesh flies breed in carrion, dung, or decaying material, but a few species lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals; hence their common name. Some flesh fly larvae are internal parasites of other insects. These larvae, commonly known as maggots, live for about 5–10 days, before descending into the soil and maturing into adulthood. At that stage, they live for 5–7 days.
Biology: Flesh-fly maggots occasionally eat other larvae although this is usually because the other larvae are smaller and get in the way. They also eat the larvae of grasshoppers and also eat beetles, snails, and caterpillars, especially the forest tent caterpillar. This habit can be useful for biological control. Flesh-flies and their larvae are also known to eat decaying vegetable matter and excrement and they may be found around compost piles and pit latrines.
Flesh-flies, being viviparous, frequently give birth to live young on corpses of human and other animals, at any stage of decomposition from recently dead through to bloated or decaying (though the latter is more common).
The life cycle of flesh-fly larvae has been well researched and is very predictable. Different species prefer bodies in different states of decomposition, and the specific preferences and predictable life cycle timings allows forensic entomologists to understand the progress of decomposition and enables the calculation of the time of death by back extrapolation. This is done by determining the oldest larva of each species present, measuring the ambient temperature and from these values, calculating the earliest possible date and time for deposition of larvae. This yields an approximate time and date of death (d.o.d.) This evidence can be used in forensic entomology investigations and may assist in identification of a corpse by matching the calculated time of death with reports of missing persons. Such evidence has also been used to help identify murderers.
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- [2010-12-03 5:04]
Hi Kapil,it's just a fly but is one of your best macro,very good sharpness,composition and colors!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
This is a Flesh Fly, Mr Kapil Koltharkar.
It is a good macro and the diagonal presentation is very pleasing.
Try making a note on this Fly.
Beauty?... Heavens my friend, this a very ugly fly!... Of course, you've shoted this in very good way, then you think this is beauty!... :)
An appaluse by the perfect POV and amazing DOF MF,