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Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-13 7:33
Viewed: 3128
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture of a female Flesh Fly is from my first shoot with my new point-and-shoot, Canon SX120. I was a bit hesitant at that stage and shot this picture in auto mode.

Flesh Flies' Association with Disease

Flesh-flies can carry leprosy bacilli and can transmit intestinal pseudomyiasis to people who eat the flesh-fly larvae. Flesh-flies, particularly Wohlfahrtia magnifica, can also cause myiasis in animals, mostly to sheep, and can give them blood poisoning, or asymptomatic leprosy infections.

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Hi Ram,
maybe a fly is usual, but Your photo is very nice. Congratulations about Your Canon SX120. Interesting colours of the fly. Nice composition,

Ciao Ram. Fine details. Very good light's management. Intrigant geometric compo.


Hello Ram
your first shot with your new camera is very successful, this fly is very sharp and taken from a nice POV, i love especially the superb coloration
thanks for this beautiful image
Have a good night

Hello Mr Ram,
I say it is fine for a first attempt with your compact! ... Welcome to the world of point & shooters! :) I know you not will going to put aside your DSLR completely, but I guarantee you will be make very "unexpected macros" carrying your SX in your shirt pocket!.... good job! ... TFS

Nice and sharp macro shot with the new camera.
Hope this is the first of many great pics with the SX120. I have the SX210 and I love it!

Hello Ram !
Among all the pictures I have missed during my absence, this is one of my favourite, for several reasons. First, it shows an animal we do not often see on pictures, usually we turn our cameras to something more beautiful than flies. Second, I love the vivid green color of the leaf very much. And third, I think you have brilliantly composed this picture, turning an "ugly" animal into somethin pleasant to look at. Very well done !

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