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Metallic beauty- fly?

Metallic beauty- fly?
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 180 Macro Ex HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamInsects [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 11:19
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Hi all,
Today’s picture is from one of my trips to Hebbal Lake. This is a fly (not sure about the ID), which was basking on a leaf early morning. What I liked about the picture is the metallic sheen on the fly! The fly was about ¼ inch in length and was very small.

Some generic information about flies from Wikipedia.
True flies are insects of the Order Diptera (Greek: di = two, and pteron = wing), possessing a single pair of wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. The presence of a single pair of wings distinguishes true flies from other insects with "fly" in their name, such as mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stoneflies, whitefly, fireflies, alderflies, dobsonflies, snakeflies, sawflies, caddisflies, butterflies or scorpionflies. Some true flies have become secondarily wingless, especially in the superfamily Hippoboscoidea, or among those that are inquilines in social insect colonies.
It is a large order, containing an estimated 240,000 species of mosquitos, gnats, midges and others, although under half of these (about 120,000 species) have been described [1]. It is one of the major insect orders both in terms of ecological and human (medical and economic) importance. The Diptera, in particular the mosquitoes (Culicidae), are of great importance as disease transmitters, acting as vectors for malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever and other infectious diseases.
Hope you will like it.

Goutham R

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HI Ramesh
verry good focus and sharpen image, good manage at 1/40


Hi Ramesh

Very Striking. The metallic sheen on it is almost unreal.



Hello Goutham,
Very pretty long-legged fly with that metallic sheen on its body.
I would be equally curious about its exact ID.
Well captured macro shot.
Thanks and all the best.

Hi Goutham,
that's realy beautiful, everything on this fly is glittering, I love the sharpness and the freshness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Bujju,
It is god's creation! What a pretty fly? I never thought flies will be so beautiful, most of the flies I see on sweets!!
Donot bother about the ID. The picture tells the story and the colors on the fly is ethreal. BTW, are U selling your lens? Am there!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 13:37]

Hello Goutham,
Excellent capture of this bright fly on the wet leaf. Details are impressive and I like the metallic sheen and reflected colour on the wings of the fly. Clever shot!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Goutham,
good shot

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-04-23 13:48]

Hello Goutham,
Is it for real? I have never seen such a colourful fly.You have done a great job in bringing out its metallic sheen. Good sharpness and details. TFS,

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-23 14:12]

Hi Goutham.
Excellent sharp close-up.Sharp details on this fly are superb,really.And colors with metallic effect on body as well as on wings are wonderful.Perfect and accurate sharpness.Great work,TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-23 17:35]

Hello Goutham,
The glistening sheen of the green, pink and red is simply amazing.
Wonderful presentation and interesting positioning of the subject on the side.
TFS & Cheers

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-24 4:17]

Great shot and I love the colors on the top of the fly giving more add on to the fly.

Dear Goutham,
This is glittering indeed, very beautiful picture. Thanks
with best regards.vab.

Hello Goutham,
Excellent picture, I like the sharpness in the tiny fly and the minimalist composition taht is superb. Couriously I think to publish one similar to this, but not with the same excellent quality.

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