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Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 5:50
Viewed: 4043
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most flies in this family feed on mammalian faeces. Their larvae habits are varied. Some lives in plant trunk damaged by other insects or fungi.

They are medium in size, usually there are at least some dots or patterns on wings.

The Signal Flies are usually found on tree trunks or on leaves where may be a place for courtship, sometimes a few of them were found at the same point. While walking on those surface, Signal Flies exhibit a characteristic manner of movement, something like dancing in our human eyes. Those movements include rowing or extend of wings, waving of front pair of legs, move forwards and backwards, extend and raise of proboscis.

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Lindisimo macro, me gusta el detalle de los ojos de esta mosca, te felicito.

Hi Des,
Great macro shot. Congratulations,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-27 5:59]

Amazing macro, Des.
That is certainly the closest encounter I have ever had with a fly.
The features of this head are... surprising.
Razor-sharp details.
And who would have thought the fly was so colorful.
TFS. : )

Hi Desmond,
What an impressive macro of this fly.
Pretty amazing all details on the eyes and its reflections, besides the tiny hairs.
I like a lot the mix of textures, colours and enhanced by that wonderful bokeh.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

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