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Copyright: Hans Van Rafelghem (hvr_oosterzele) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 115] (992)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS D60, Sigma 180 Macro Ex H
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-16 9:00
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Scatophaga stercoraria

Strontvlieg -- Dungfly

Named Dung fly because many species deposit their eggs in cow dung. The eggs have little 'wings' on both sides to prevent them for sinking into the fresh cow-manure. Adults are mainly seen on flowers in the garden sucking nectar or hunting. Most adult dung flies are carnivorous and hunt for other insects. By the way: many species don't lay their eggs in dung. The larvae of the smaller species live inside leaves of plants, while the larvae of others live on other larvae and insects.

Overcast weather on a very windy day

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  • Great 
  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-06-16 12:41]

Very nice macro. Sharpness is very great.

  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-16 16:46]

Wspaniałe makro, doskonała jakość, kompozycja OK.

Very good macro, Hans.
I like the composition and POV. Very good details and nice colours,
Well done.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-17 3:28]

Beautiful composition for this strange insect ! Good colors on neutral BG, good POV and DOF. Congratulations.

Great photo, superior colors, clarity and POV.
Thank you for sharing.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-18 3:49]

This is a brilliant macro. No nits whatsoever. I especially like the very strong composition, the razorsharp details and the fantastic BG. Well done & TFS! PT!


Excellent macro with a lot of detail.

Good job.

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 3:13]

outstanding macro close-up! fantastic details, focus, dof, colors. excellent. tfs

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