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One for the road!

One for the road!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, Canon 52mm close-up lens 250D
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-03 22:29
Viewed: 3153
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
One for the road!
common name: House Fly
scientific name: Musca domestica Linnaeus (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae)

I have the time to post another photo before to leave for Granby. Macro-photo is another world. A strange but interesting world.

Distribution and Importance
The house fly, Musca domestica L. is a well-known cosmopolitan pest of both farm and home. This species is always found in association with humans or activities of humans. This is the most common species found on hog and poultry farms, horse stables, and ranches. Not only are they a nuisance, but they also can transport disease-causing organisms. Excessive fly populations are obnoxious to farm workers, and when there are nearby human habitations a public health problem is possible.
More than 100 pathogens associated with the house fly may cause disease in humans and animals, including typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax ophthalmia and infantile diarrhea, as well as parasitic worms. Pathogenic organisms are picked up by flies from garbage, sewage and other sources of filth, and then transferred on their mouthparts and other body parts, through their vomitus, feces and contaminated external body parts to human and animal food.

Handled. Sat on the ground. I have a wash to do. Thank you for looking at it.

Janice, JeanMichel, dew77, honza, ellis49, sAner, marhowie, hummingbird24, carper, liquidsunshine, Paulosousa, scottevers7 has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-03 22:51]

Une excellente macro Luc, l'éclairage et la netteté sont présents. Les couleurs et la prise de vue sont parfaites.

Félicitations pour le BG et les détails.

Great shot Luc, very good POV, great details and colours.
Well done.

Si ce n'étaient les germes transmis, je trouverais cette mouche sympathique, car, ici, elle joue à l'abeille et s'en est mis partout. Encore une de vos excellentes photos, Luc, (comme celles aux longues focales), bien composée, et avec une touche personnelle (le pollen) qui en fait une mouche différente. La profondeur de champ et les détails sont remarquables. Cadrage très efficace.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-04 3:34]

Très belle et intéressante macro pour cette mouche qui semble être sur une Tussilage. Jolies couleurs, bonne luminosité et excellente netteté.
Very Well Done Again !.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-04 3:41]

What interesting comments about this fly - I don't think I want to read it all:( :(
What an excellent macro Luc, so very, very clear. What a lovely looking dirty crreature. It is really good. Well shown and thank you...

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-04 3:51]

Hi Luc!
This is really great macro.Details on fly,flower,framing,DOF and BG are perfect.Excellent composition.TFS...:-)

  • Great 
  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-05-04 4:34]

Superb detail of the fly Luc. Perfect sharpness and colors.

Great macro, Luc.
Good colours, well composed and very good details.
Well done, my friend.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-04 6:40]

Hello Luc,

Excellent macro. Details are razorsharp and colors are stunning. Very well composed. Informative note aswell. TFP!


Exceptional macro my friend! I think you nailed it here..This POV has maximized your DOF with the entire fly in..Very sharp, detailed and colorful..Very well done Luc!

So very well done Luc, perhaps you might consider branching out into the macro field. (All puns are purely accidental).
This composition is superb, I especially love the POV. However the detail is perfect and I applaud the effort that you took to share so fine a posting as this. Thank you.

Perhaps you should hit the road more often...

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-04 11:14]

Yes Luc, it's a superfly,
very good in composition with the yellow flower and very good in pov and with good details, very good job you did here, I like it,
gr. Jaap

  • Great 
  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-04 13:53]

Détails impressionants, très impressionnants!
Une lumière bien maîtrisée, une PDC très efficace avec ce fond très flou, des couleurs impeccables et une composition bien pensée font de ce cliché une grande réussite.

Great post Luc,
Interesting notes,. Ver sharp, clean details.
Great colours and composition.
Thanks for posting

Luc, This is a Stunning photo! Superb detail and color. Just Perfect!

Excellent, Luc. As you say it another world but once it gets hold of you, you can't let go. Very nice close up of this fly. The details are sharp. Very well done.

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