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Unknown flies
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-3, jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-07 4:35
Viewed: 2988
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

These flies are very special looking, it's why I would like to show them.
I made some researches and found following species, but of course I'm not absolutely sure:
The right one:
It is probalbly a TEPHRIDIDAE (fruit-fly, Bohrfliegen)with a size of 4-6mm
It could possibly be : TERELLIA SERRATULAE, which seems to live mainly on thistles, like on this picture.
There are ca 5000 species of tephritid fruit-flies. They are of major importance in agriculture, some in a postive, some in a negative way.

The black one on the left is probably a Tachinidae-fly (evtl Phania funesta)
Bayram's suggestion for the black one: HYDROTAEA IRRITANS. Thanks very much for your ID.

horias, Mikolaj, marianas, MMM, nasokoun, roges, eng55, albert, maurydv, Alex99, Noisette, boreocypriensis, Heaven, meyerd has marked this note useful
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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-07 4:59]

Fine composition for these interesting flies, I liked the one at the bottom, very fine design. tfs.

Ciao Anne. An excellent DOF with good light where you've exalted colours, details and texture of flower and insects.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-07 5:59]

Wonderful fies!
Sorry, I don"t now the ID, but I like very much your capture!

Hello Anne! Wonderful flies. Amazing exposure. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Ideal natural light and colours. Good luck!

Ciao Anne, lovely couple of unknown flies, wonderful macro with detaila, splendid sharpness and good natural colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-07 6:51]

Bonjour Anne,
Excellent macro of two species of fly, both taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness. I learn from your ID suggestions as they are not familiar to me at all but the one on the right is clearly a female, judging by the widely separated eyes and the ovipositor.
Thanks for posting this interesting macro and my best wishes for a fine evening and good week,

Great capture this pairs of flies!
Wonderful details and colors.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-07 7:17]

Hello Anne,
Wow, I love that funny little Fly bottom right!! I've never seen anything like it and I like the green eyes and the fine markings on its abdumen! The black one looks more familiar! A great capture of both showing excellent sharpness and colours. A fine composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Especial conjunto de unas tonalidades frias sorprendentes. De admirar la rareza y belleza de la enpecie, sobre todo la inferior. Un punto de vista diferente: felicidades.
Saludos Anne.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-07 8:01]

Very good portrait of two species!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-12-07 8:11]

Salut Anne
Un deux pour un bonne capture dans un temps de crise.Excellent PDV et image bien en focus avec d,excellent détail nous montrant les plus fin détail des 2 insectes.J'aime bien les couleurs également.
Merci Michel

hello Anne
no the more beautiful models, but a very good scene and composition with exceptional clarity and attribution of colours, you use exceptionally the light!
keep photographing! TFS

hello Anne
a super moment for you to see 2 differend beautiful flies
great sharpness and beautiful colours and nice compo.
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-07 11:51]

Hello Anne,
Excellent macro of these insects on this flower. Very nice contrasting colours. Great sharp details. Good POV, DOF and OOF BG.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-07 13:00]

Hallo Anne,
das ist ein Bild mit Bonus von Nikolas. Ein shot mit drei verschiedene Subjects. Zwei Insekten und eine Blume.
Super Licht und wunderschönen Farben.
Eine schöne Woche,Adrian

P.S. Herzlich Grüß an deiner Iulian

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-07 13:10]

Hi Anne,
Excellent close up.I liked sharpness,POV,lighting and details are wonderful.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-07 15:00]

Oooh! Je vois que tu as des superbes photos dans ton archive de cette ete'.Mais quelle composition magnifique et quelle etrange insect,avec l'excellente qualite' de cette photo on peu le decouvrir tres tres bien.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Bonjour Anne
Très belle macro avec un excellent piqué

Ciao Anne,
una macro di alta qualità per queste due "sconosciute", così diverse fra loro, i dettagli sono eccellenti con colori ben contrastati, la composizione come sempre molto accurata ed ben bilanciata.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Con amicizia

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-08 7:18]

Merhaba Anne,
iki farklı türü aynı kadrajda çok güzel yakalamışsın.
Çok güzel fotoğraf, tebrikler..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-08 9:31]

Hi Anne.
I am very pleased with your warm comments and congratulations. Thanks a lot for encouragement.
I am impressed with beautifulness of the subject and skill. Amazing stage (impressively inclined flower), brilliant reproduction of all details of the cute flies. Lights and colours are very delicate and fine. Composition of the shot is blameless. Bravo and best wishes.

bonjour Anne
excellente capture de ces deux differentes espèces de mouches sur une même fleur, une noire et une blanche , les yeux dans les yeux,
les deux très nettes avec beaucoup de details
Jaime bien les yeux jaunes de la blanche
Passe une bonne nuit

Hi Anne,

A wonderful capture of these two different flies. I think the left one is a male of Hydrotaea irritans but i have not got an idea on the right one. It is very strange for me.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-09 23:59]

Hallo Anne!

Um es vorweg zu nehmen: dein Bild ist grosse Klasse! Die Farbgebung, vor allem aber die Beleuchtung und Klarheit sind ausgezeichnet. Du hast eine sehr attraktive und gefäälige Stimmung geschaffen. Zudem ist bemerkenswert, dass du offenbar schwierig zu bestimmende Insekten fotografiert hast. Unsere TN-Freunde haben mit der Bestimmung alle Mühe. Das ist spannend und bringt noch mehr Salz in die Suppe.



Hallo Anne,
also Du überraschst mich immer wieder neu. Fliegen! Aber nicht nur einfach Fliegen, sondern Kostbarkeiten geeignet für die Themen, wie ich sie soeben kreiiert habe ("Dipterans (excluding Hover flies) of Europe". Du hast bei Deiner ID- Suche sehr angestrengt, mir fällt auch nichts besseres ein. Für T. serratulae sprechen die klaren Flügel und der Streifen im Auge. Meine Infos zu Fliegen hole ich in: www.diptera.info/photogallery.php. Bei Phania wird es schwierig, es gibt viele schwarze Tachiniden.
herzlich grüsst Dich

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