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Ectophasia crassipennis

Ectophasia crassipennis
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-03 6:18
Viewed: 1888
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ectophasia crassipennis' is a species of 'parasitic flies' belonging to the family Tachinidae subfamily Phasiinae.
This fly is present in most of Europe. The adults grow up to 5–9 millimetres (0.20–0.35 in) long and can mostly be encountered from early August through late September feeding on nectar of flowers (especially of Apiaceae and Asteraceae species).

Their large compound eyes are reddish. In this quite variable species the body may be blackish or brownish. The broad abdomen is flattened and sternite 7 is ventrally folded. The large wings have wide brownish or greysh dots and the cell R5 is opened at the edge.
The larvae are parasitic of Hemiptera, mainly of various species of Shield Bugs (Pentatomidae).

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Hello Siegfried,
a great capture of this fly with very good sharpness and splendid colour. very nice BG colour makes this picture beautiful.
with best wishes,

Another great macro Siggi! Interesting subject, excellent composition, nice BG and wonderful colours. The sharpness and the DOF are impressive!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-03 7:25]

Hello Siggi,
Superb macro in amazing sharpness and details. Splendid bright colours. Great frontal POV, DOF, background and composition. A beauty!
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Siggi,
fine capture of this insect with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the beautiful colours and the nicely blurred background.
Best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
A marvelous macro with fine colors, sharpness & intricate details. Well composed & presented with a very attractive frontal POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


Czesc Siggi,
swietne makro. Ladne kolory. Bardzo duzo szczegolow.
Udanego weekendu,

Hi Siegfried,

Thanks for sharing this well focused and sharp picture. Especially, the eyes of the fly are noticeable in their red/brown color and smooth texture.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-03 9:44]

Hi Siggi,it's another mangificent macro what i'm looking now! A top of perfection on details and a right saturation for the best result,i like your original point of view!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siegfried!
Terrific macro my Friend. Superb composition, wonderful colours and light and impressive sharpness. Congrats!
Have a great weekend!
Best regards
J. Diogo

hello Siegfried
super good sharpness and great details
nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-08-03 12:23]

Hello Siggi,
Love the POV you chose for this incredible macro. Detail couldn't be any finer and colors are true and natural. Hard to believe you could actually consider a fly as beautiful, but this is simply stunning!!

Ciao Siggi, fantastic macro of beautiful fly on nice flower, good DOF, lovely blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-08-03 13:01]

Hallo Siggi,
Beautiful macro of this fly ..
Great sharpness composition with impressive details and lovely naturel colours.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Siegfried,

Excellent composition with great coloors and BG
Perfect sharpness

TFS Thijs

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-04 2:29]

Hi Siggi,
another excellent macro with amazing details & colors, interesting POV ! Well done !

Witaj Siggi,
Swietna fotka, niebywala ostro¶ć, ladnie wykadrowana. Fantastyczne kolory.

Hello Siegfried,
It is a perfect macro photo taken from a very good POV. Excellent light and dept of field. The details are fantastic. I like the details of the eyes, splendid.....
Thanks for sharing!

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