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Copyright: norman wright (normanw) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 101] (612)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 50mm f1.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-14 3:24
Viewed: 3852
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This has to be one of the ugliest flies I ever photographed.

I believe it to be a parasitic fly called Tachina Fera which lays its' egg in or on a moth caterpillar. The larvae then feeds on the caterpillar (from the inside) as it grows.

Normally seen around July-August, this particular one was seen in the south east of England grazing on a thistle flower.

This is about 1/3 frame. On-camera flash fired as a fill-in, 21mm extension tube behind the lens to reduce minimum focussing distance.

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Great macro Norman. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details Very good job. WEll done

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-14 3:32]
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very good one Norman,
the composition of this macro is very good, the pov is great, the details are fantastic, the composition is very good, colours are good and the dof is good, what can I say more, fantastic job, with my compliments,
gr. Jaap

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-14 4:22]
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Excellent macro shot. Very sharp and great details..so is the colours. Well done norman!

This is very good macro, Norman.
You handle the ext.tube great. The details are very good.
Well composed and good POV.
You did a great job.

The 21mm extension tube works that well? Does it commonly create any distortion?

At any rate, I'm impressed! Fabulous shot, now if only we could get the same detail on our bee shots... :)

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-08-14 10:21]

Incredible shot!
Perfect details and sharpness!
Even the ugliest insects could have it's beauty!
%* photo!

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-08-14 10:46]
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Perfect macro, beautiful colours, full detailed.
nothing more to say, superb.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-14 16:17]
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Fantastyczne makro, doskonała jakość świetne detale i bardzo dobra kompozycja.

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