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Horse Fly ??

Horse Fly ??
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-20 6:44
Viewed: 3868
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Insects in the order Diptera, family Tabanidae, are commonly called horse flies, and sometimes also forest flies or deer flies. The former, however, can also refer to Hippoboscidae, and the latter refers specifically to the horse-fly genus Chrysops. Often considered pests for the bites that many inflict, they are among the world's largest true flies. They are known to be extremely noisy during flight. They are also important pollinators of flowers, especially in South Africa. Tabanids occur worldwide, being absent only at extreme northern and southern latitudes. Flies of this type are among those known sometimes as gadflies, zimbs or clegs. In Australia, they are known as "march flies"; elsewhere this term refers to the unrelated dipteran family Bibionidae.

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Great close-up shot of this strong looking Fly, HP.
You have got the entire insect in clear focus with those slow camera settings.
The eye in particular looks fabulous.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-20 7:13]

Hello Haraprasan,
You've seen my fly and yours is like mine. I met it in the forest when gathered black berries. On your photo also isn't visible enough its head.
Regards, Pawel

hello Haraprasan
full good details great macro capture with fine sharp colours,

hello Haraprasan
great picture of this beauty
i like this one
with good details
greeting lou

I can tell you how to figure it out..Usually there are more than one and in the region for a reason...also they buzz all around you and will not let you alone. Sometimes I get their noise mixed up with a bee...but this noise is slightly lower in tone as it fly's. VERY nice and perhaps a TN first!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-20 10:50]

Hello Haraprasan.
Excellent Macro. The POV, DOF, BG and sharpness are excellent. The detail of the Horse Fly is very good.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-07-20 10:50]

Hello Haraprasan, wonderful close-up shot of a fly.
TFS and G's,

What a lovely shot!
I love the sharp details, especially the catchlight in the eye!
Bravo, HP!

Hi Haraprasan,

another nice picture from an insect with lots of details and clarity colours.
Good low pov.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-20 11:45]

Hi Haraprasan . You have taken a first class macro of this horse fly. I like the eye level POV so we can see all of the fine detail you have captured with sharp focusing. And natural colours. wel ldone TFs.

Hello Haraprasan,
a superb macro shot, very good sharpness and perfect focus on the head, vivid colours, well composed.
Best regards

Namaste MF Haraprasan,
A superb macro capture of this horse fly-like creature with an impeccable clarity, focus and composition.
TFS and cheers,

Very good focused and sharpness excellent...
Clear details and great notes.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-20 16:29]

Hi Haraprasan,

A wonderful macro of this large fly. Excellent colors and details of the wings and silver body. But that magnificent greenish eye is the scene stealer. Just marvelous.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-07-20 23:09]

Hello Haraprasan !
They really deserve their name of horse-fly, because everytime you are with horses, these pests are flying around. Their bite really hurts. But the picture is excellent, you show us many interesting details on the insect, details we wouldn't look at if we saw the insect in real. Great use of your flash, wonderful composition and POV. Very well done !

Ciao Haraprasan, superb macro with fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Haraprasan
superb shot of this this Horse Fly, each details is very sharp
great composition and POV, i like the light on his wings and his eyes
Have a good night

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-23 12:33]

Hello Haraprasan,
A superb macro of this Horse Fly, taken in excellent lighting with great sharpness from this lateral POV. The eyes show well as a feature.
Thanks and all the best,

NAMASTAY, my friend, Harprasan,
Excellent clarity with enmorous amout of details.
Wish I could make MACRO the way you do. Someday I'll learn.
Bravo for all your images.
Concise but educative notes.
Mario from Calgary wishing you well.

hello Haraprasan

great close-up photo of this inect with the suprb POV
at its level, also superb focus great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-02 1:00]

Hello Haraprasan,
nice close up in excellent sharpness. What a view and what a detail!
Splendid low angle capture that shows the wonder of this insect.
I like the big compound eye and the hairs on its body.


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