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Stomorhina lunata


Stomorhina lunata
Photo Information
Copyright: Javier Gallego (javig) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 20] (134)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S
Exposure: f/32, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 11:15
Viewed: 4338
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Clase: Insecta
Orden: Diptera
Familia: Calliphoridae
Género: Stomorhina
Especie: Stomorhina lunata (Fabricius, 1805)

This is a very common fly on the flowers, with their eyes adorned by horizontal bands in the style of horseflies, but it belongs to the family Calliphoridae. Males and females (in the photograph is a female) showing strong sexual dimorphism.

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Hallo Javier
This might be a common fly, but a very good looking one. The detail as well as the focus is really clear. The texture on the body is very sharp and obvious. The yellow of the flower is such a warm and sunny colour. I like the fine pollen on the fly as well as on the flower. Very good presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Anna

Hi Javier, wonderful macro, great composition with splendid colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Javier,
pleasant atmosphere in this very close distance macro photography that is looking naturally well lighted in spite of flash, and is also showing well focussed details and a pleasant softness around - in spite of the very small aperture used. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

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