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first trying
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-25
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-25 14:23
Viewed: 3195
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
She loves that, which we as unpleasant and very dirty appear - Excremental of each kind. Above all cowshit she makes love and put her eggs in it. And that is our luck, because the larvae nourish themselves of the vegetable and bacterial contents materials of the dung and contribute so to rapider composition and training into the soil also. There would not be such creatures like it, and then the earth would be already suffocated before very long time in the eliminations on their existing organism. With their very sensitive sense of smell, the muck fly seeks out very rapidly a juicy fresh cowshit. And strengthened and then the mating ritual can begin. The male begins with the honeymoon flight, into that the bent female immediately with enters. The actual mating takes place then in the grass. After the mating the male accompanies the female to the ovi position at the cowshit, where it watches out very careful for it, that no other male comes too close to it. At the put down the eggs are the wing-like projections; those from the dung stand out and most likely for it ensure, that the eggs do not continue to sink. The larvae develop very rapidly, and also emergency does, because the cowshit drains depending upon weather conditions fast and becomes then hard. The pupating and hibernation take place in the soil.

yes this one was my first trying today with my new camera. Okee it was a trying because the light was not very good in this one. This young shitfly was sitting on a daisy. I tell this that you have an idea from his large here. I promess you that There come better ones. I hope you like it.

Esox, pgmoni, Fisher, AndyB, PDP, marhowie, ellis49, Luc, jhm, dew77, liquidsunshine, red45 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Midi: what adjusments you usecarper 1 04-12 13:43
To Esox: Thanks Sebastiencarper 3 03-27 13:49
To jhm: Morgen Johncarper 1 03-26 02:38
To livios: with the Pro 1?carper 1 03-26 00:53
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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-25 14:28]
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Very nice for a shitfly ;-)!
The focus is perhaps a little soft, but the composition is really good, with an efficient DOF, and well satured colours.
I didn't have the occasion to say it before, but it's a great pleasure to have you back on TN.
You were one of my favourite poster on TE, you guide me on TN, and I'll never thanks you enough.
I'll wait for your next posts.
Thanks for sharing (and be there, among us).

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-03-25 14:42]

Hi Jaap
A very good picture, a sligt regret that the DOF is shifted a little bit to the front so that the head of the fly is a bit soft. But composition and light saves it. BTW, Scatophaga is also a predator and often captures other insects to suck them dry...
Good job, we'll watch this space.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-25 15:41]

Well done on the note about the Shitfly. Excelent composition and well done with this capture.
Hopefully, we'll see one on Cowdung, mmmm.


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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-03-25 16:11]

Nice one Jaap.
Very good composition and detail,great colours.
A very good capture considering the light conditions.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-25 16:50]

Hello Jaap, lovely composition and colours, perhaps a little soft in focus but not too bad. It's a nice colourful shot and a nice note. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-25 17:33]
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Jaap, I guess there's a little mistake here: if this is your first attempt with you new camera, then the data above are not correct; after all, it's written Fujifilm Finepix S7000 - the same you used in other shots.

So, let me ask you: is this your first shot with the Pro 1?

As for the photo, I like composition and colors. Pov is nice too. Very good first try.

Jaap, Great composition and colors..I thought it a bit strange that I was just out yesterday shooting this same fly on this same white daisy!!! Wierd. Great job.

Very nice macro Jaap
Very good composition, DOF and great colours.
Great note like always.
Very well done, my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-03-26 2:33]
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Goedemorgen Jaap,
Zeker niet slecht met uw nieuwe camera, en zeker zeer grrot gemaakt van een Madeliefje tot deze foto, Jaap ik ben zeker geen specialist maar ik wil helpen indien mogelijk, vraag; is de focus niet teveel op de bloem dan op de Vlieg? spreek mij aub tegen als dit niet juist mocht zijn.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-26 6:08]

Nice first try Jaap! (I mean your effort is nice, saying nice to a shitfly doesn't sound good:))
I liked the pose very much,like dancing...
Thanks for sharing

Nice capture Jaap,
Nice composition, details, colours and wing detail. As has already been mentioned the focus is a touch to soft.
Thanks for posting

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-26 13:58]

Good first try Jaap! Nice POV, composition and colours. Focus is little soft I think. Very interesting subject and excellent note.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-27 13:46]

Hi Japp. I look forward to see more shoots as nice as this one. More light will give you a better focus, I think.
Enjoy yourself with your new toy!
Thanks for the picture and the complete note.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-28 11:41]

Focus is a bit soft but otherwise this is a nice picture. Colors are very good and the note is great. TFS!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-04-12 13:00]
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For the first one it's a succes!! very nice photo.
I see that you have a new camera. I have got the same but I find it very complicated.
Can you tell me what adjusments on your pro 1 you use for the macro shot? Thanks in advance.

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