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Ray Ban just for fun

Ray Ban just for fun
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Copyright: Francisco Mello (Mello) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-01
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-03 11:36
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I`m happy! So I decided to show you all, my friends, a little bit comic pic.
I realy hope you enjoy this one.
It is a close up eyes from a Tabanus Bovinus.

Tabanus bovinus, sometimes called the pale giant horse-fly, is a species of biting horse-fly. As the name suggests, it prefers bovine animals as the source of blood, although it may bite other kind of mammals as well. The insect is relatively large for a horse-fly, adults usually being 25–30 mm long. Like most other horseflies, its compound eyes are very colorful with stripe-like patterns. Its body and wings are mostly colored brownish gray. It is quite fast and able flier, being capable of evading most attempts to swat it with ease. It bites humans infrequently, because of its preference of bovine animals. This loud-buzzing horse-fly can be a nuisance, as it circles around its target and occasionally lands to deliver a bite (in the case of humans, the fly usually takes off again instead). However, to humans it is considerably less harmful than deer flies (Chrysops), which bite much more vigorously.

There are no commercially available insect repellents that fully work against this horse-fly, however it usually avoids smoke and exhaust gases. Weather has a great effect on the horseflies' behavior, as they only fly on sunny and hot weather.

Like all Horse-fly species, it is only the females that require a blood meal, this is in order to provide sufficient protein to produce eggs. Males do not bite and tend to prefer the cover of woodland, where they are territorial.[1]

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To ellis49: Dear GertMello 1 12-11 05:25
To erve: LensMello 1 12-08 13:06
To cobra112: Thanks my friendMello 1 12-06 11:42
To yasemin: Thanks LeylaMello 1 12-03 13:17
To joska: ThanksMello 1 12-03 12:33
To wishnugaruda: It is trueMello 2 12-03 12:22
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hello Francisco
great macro with good sharpness and beautiful colours
great composition

greeting lou

Uuuuuiiiii, that's realy close.
I love this shot, great detail, sharp, amazing, excellent work, Francisco.
Thanks, I love such extreme macro-shots.
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-03 12:15]

Hello Francisco,
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness and details. The colours are splendid, also with this matching BG. Great POV and composition.

Hi Mello!
No need to say something. Absolutely wonderful work.

Hi Francisco
Very impressive close up picture...great details.
It is not easy to take such best one i think..
Best wishes

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-03 12:28]
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Great macro, very good sharpness, details and colors, congratulations!

ciao Francisco!
impressive.... really closely!!!
this giant horse-fly is just passed by the optical for to buy Ray ban...jejeje.

greetings sERGIO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-03 21:44]

Hello Francesco
excellent details and interesting capture

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-12-03 23:05]

hi Francisco,
très belle ultra macro ,les couleurs sont denses et la netteté impeccable.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-04 5:58]

Interesting note to this wonderful macro!
Great sharp details , lovely colors.

Ciao Francisco, fantastic TN version too, amazing portrait with superb details of multiple eyes and superb sharpness, beaugreat macro, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Olá Francisco,
Aaaaaahhhh!. ultrapassa os limites do foco! Não tenho nada a dizer! perfeito! e, na verdade, um título muito apropriado e engraçado! fim de semana feliz e obrigado por compartilhar suas fotos macro incrível!

Impresionante ampliación Francisco y además con una gran profundidad de campo. Destacables tambien los colores y la luz. Un trabajo técnico y artístico.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Francisco,

Like your eyes shot. Perfect from any point of view except the blue BG is quite distracting. TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-05 4:21]

Hello Francisco,
Great glasses but where is the motorbike!! A great view of these penetrating eyes showing pin sharp details and beautiful colours. A great background too!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

Ciao Francisco. Indeed an impressive and lighting close up. Stunning details and reflctions on exciting eye's texture.


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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-12-08 12:56]
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Hi francisco,

Great macro! loving those eyes, superb sharpness and details throughout. What lens did you use for this?


Hi Francisco,

I missed this beauty
Excellent sharp details in the eyes of this Horse fly
Perfect frontal POV
Good DOF
lovely colors

TFS Thijs

Hello Francico.
this was very close.
The eyes are very sharp with fine details, we can see every cell.
The colours are fine and you handled the flash well too.
But I think a lower POV should had improved the picture with more of the legs and less of space above, otherwise it's a very fine picture.


hi Francisco!
A very fine close-up with great sharpness!
good work!

Hi Francisco, Amazing Macro,excellent detail.
Great work!! TFS

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