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Devilish !
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D800, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-16 10:55
Viewed: 2241
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hydrotaea diabolus, a very common fly inthe family muscidae. Here a female on ivy flowers. The maggots live in manure and rotting organic material.
The species was first described by Moses Harris (1730-1788) in 1780 under the name Musca diabolus. Harris was a typical product of the enlightenment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Harris
a "natural philosopher" and a gifted engraver.
Perhaps, he met with Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson ? Imagine that !!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-16 14:13]

Salut Philippe,un peu "dark" mais vraiment originale,magnifiques details et couleurs et sourtout une perspective vraiment originale.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano

Hallo Phillipe
I know your main subject is the common fly but my attention is been drawn to the beautiful ivy flowers. The details of the flower is very eye-catching, especially that of the anthers. I also like the combination of colours very much. On the fly itself, I find the clarity of the big red eye worthy to mention. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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