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Flyes have neck :)

Flyes have neck :)
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Insects
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Magnificent Macros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 10:05
Viewed: 4227
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alophora hemiptera (Thanks very much Ivan [Argus] for his right id., I think he has nailed it)

Thijs [Pentaxfriend] suggested that it could be a Myopa buccata, and Myopas certainly wear beautiful white beards, but I don't think it is right id. (Thanks very much for your suggestion Thijs!)

This is the same "Santa Fly" I showed in my previous post with a nice white beard.

I had a good time watching for a minute how this fly began to strech its neck, pulling its head off with the help of the legs. It is the fist time I can see "the neck of a fly" :)

Hope you like!

Left and bottom right (Felipe):
Sony F717+Sony close up+Raynox DCR250 - ISO100 - F:8 - 1/125 - Diffuse flash - Handheld - Manual exposure
Top right (Cris):
EOS350D+EFS60mm Macro - ISO400 - F:8 - 1/250 - Diffuse flash - Handheld - Aperture priority

Kaszek, satish_h, SelenE, Argus, shirgold, Pentaxfriend, Necipp, Proframe, jcoowanitwong, mayuresh, red45, TAZ, dew77, jmp has marked this note useful
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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-07-09 10:14]

Hi Felipe,
OUTSTANDING collage! All three shots are perfect.
Full of details, great colours and very good POV.
You, your camera and the Raynox... Superb combination :)
Thanks for sharing!

Hi, Beautiful image. excellent details and nice sharpness. good notes. very good picture.

I Like !
Amazing details, great macro work!
It's not everyday that we get to see a fly's neck!
TFS - Shir

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-07-09 11:47]

Hi Felipe
Most beautifull with amazing details. Both very esthetic and of scientific interest!

Hi Felipe & Cristina,

Excellent collage
SUPERB sharp pictures
nice colours and very good details

TFS Thijs

Hello Felipe I thought the detail you captured is amazing excellent selection of pov's great study well done rgds Necip.

Hello Felipe and Cristina.
What a very beautiful series of this wonderful fly.
Sharpness and details are great while colors and soft BG are lovely.
Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards, Harry

Hi Felipe,
This is wonderful shot. Sharp with fine details. Well exposed with colors clarity. Very well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-09 21:21]

Wow,fantastic shot,superb details.

Bel ensemble bien didactique.
Bonne journée.

really nice work here felipe!great details.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-10 0:36]

Hi Felipe,
Outstanding collage presentation of this 'Santa Fly'. Very neat, sharp and superb colours. Perfect lighting and focus in all the three and also the smooth BG in them makes the subjects stand out pretty well. Excellent POV to portray them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

excellent collage,nice sharpness.very good image.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-10 2:57]

Hi Felipe,
Focus, sharpness and details are excellent! Great collage. Bravo and TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-10 7:38]
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Hello Felipe,
I thought that this was a parasite fly when I saw it as 'santa'. Now that you present it in these three fine shots, I think this is Allophora hemiptera, parasitic on bugs. Excellent sharp presentations giving us fine details.
Well done and TFS!
best regards, Ivan

this is close, such a super details, it is a simole fly "I don't like them" but this shot is awesome

Hi Felipe, splendid composition with trhee wonderful macro, great colors and excellent details, I like a lot, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-07-10 14:41]

Hi FeCr!!!

I'm shocked :-) Why? Firstly, because it is another photo witout fungus. Secondly because one day you [Felipe] said, that you HATE flies :-)
What to say more? Perfect team work. You can easilly sell these photos to book publisher. Beautifull, detailed, colorfull, sharp, with great use of flash. And last but not least as always very interesting and refreshing view of subject, topic, note. Renaissance work MF!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-07-10 23:01]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
The F717 is for the man and the 350D for the woman :-)) Together your offer us a superb collage, great photographer team ! Sharpnes, DOF, colors, lightning are excellent. The neck is interesting, but I like also the wings.
Congratulations for this professional work and TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-11 23:21]

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful captures.Love the sharp details you show here.Each frame is well exposed and composed.Excellent work!

bonjour felipe
comme pour votre derniere publication celle-ci est excellente,j'adore les details dans le cou de la mouche et sur ses ailes.
les trois vues sont parfaite.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-12 13:21]

Hola Felipe
¡Qué calidad! Impecable parámetro a parámetro. Creo que estamos ante la mosca mejor fotografiada en la historia reciente.
Abrazo, José M.

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