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Long-legged Green Fly

Long-legged Green Fly
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Copyright: nagaraj vn (nagraj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-05-22 23:16
Viewed: 3828
Points: 50
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Long-legged Green Fly
Condylostylus sp.
Sciapodinae sub-family
Dolichopodidae family

This beautiful green fly is very beautiful and very small. Usually they perch on board leaves and keep guarding its territory. Very agile and quick flier. They are very common to see, if you look very keenly.
I have seen many specimens before and none had the black spots on the wings like this and the colors are very intense. There is one more specimen in WS which does not have the black spots. I am not an expert, is this male with mating intentions in its mind. If somebody can explain, I will be happy.

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Excellent capture of this photo. Great sharpness. Amazing colours and details, TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-23 0:35]

Hello Nagaraj!
What a nice macro! So sharp, and showing so amazing details! Colours are also beautiful.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Nagaraj,
Nice macro shot, sharp image with good detail, the lighting is excellent and the colours well saturated, very well composed,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-23 1:08]

Hi Nagraj,
Excellent photo of this interesting Insect, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-23 1:56]

Hello Nagaraj,
A very fine composition and beautiful harmonious colors for this picture of a tiny long-legged fly. They are often overlooked, but we can discover that they have interesting shape and coloration. Well seen!
Kind regards

An amazing fly, nicely photographed. The colours are wonderful to see. regards yiannis

Ciao Nagaraj. Grat POV in good details and exciting metallic colours. Lovely compo.


Wonderful capture with excellent details and very good focus!

Hi Nagaraj,

Wonderful macro image of this Long-legged Green Fly my friend, superb sharpness with fine detail, impressive exposure control to complement these lovely colours, good job and well seen,
Congratulations Nagaraj and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-23 6:52]

Hello Nagaraj,
excellent view in superb sharpness and lively green shines. The tip of the leaf render a splendid graphic view.
Nicely composed presentation.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-23 9:21]

Hello Nagraj,
Beautiful photo in good sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Excellent choice of composition.

As always a beautiful photo Nagaraj!! The POV, the composition, the BG, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.

beautiful and funny insect, very nice colors and detail, congrautlations nagraj for the picture,the same a vry nice compo,

have a good time !

ciao, tino

Ciao Nagaraj, beautiful macro of lovely fly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful metallic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-23 15:26]

Hi Nagaraj,a beautiful macro! I like a lot the perfect capture of these metallic colors,very nice composition and excellent sharpness too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hola nagaraj

Bella macro de este pequeño insecto de colores bellos y originales. Una composición excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

to day is 24th, I simply missed this beautiful picture. very nice captured, rainbow colour and a black spot on the wing add different dimension.
thank you.

Wonderful macro shot of this fly.Nice composition, detail and colors

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-24 7:32]

Hello Nagaraj,
A beautiful little fly well taken in this macro from a fine dorsal POV that shows its iridescent colours and features with fine clarity against the leaf Bg.
The WS is great too. I suggest that the main image is a male and the WS female. Some species wave their wings when settled, with spots at the tip acting as signals to other males. Just a thought...
Thanks and best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-24 9:32]

Hello Nagaraj,
What a little jewel you're showing here in a fine pose on the leaf. Excellent sharpness and beautiful metallic colours.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hallo Nagaraj,
a beautiful macro shot of this interesting species, fine details, bright colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-06-03 20:27]

Hello Nagaraj,
A beautifully colored fly who's small body size just doesn't seem to match up to it's large wings and head. Outstanding detail and excellent DOF. Great compositon and just the right exposure. Well done!!

Hi Nagaraj,

I see you also discovered the beauty of many lowly flies like this shiny jewel here, well presented, no glares and stark shadows. How you were able to do it with 1/20 sec exposure time is your secret, I guess you have a really steady hand, no coffee, no cigarettes etc. :-)

My best regards Dietrich

Hello Nagaraj,

an very nice macro imate taken by you from this beautiful insect.
Good of sharpnesss, pov and details.
Fine colors.


Hello Nagaraj,
Excellent sharp details capture of this tiny fly with lovely natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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