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Lucilia caesar

Lucilia caesar
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 2 N: 914] (3634)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 0:46
Viewed: 3884
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN members,

Thank you, friends, for helping me out in identifying this fly.

best regards,


Lucilia caesar

(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lucilia caesar)

Adult Lucilia caesar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Subsection: Calyptratae
Superfamily: Oestroidea
Family: Calliphoridae
Subfamily: Luciliinae
Tribe: Calliphorini
Genus: Lucilia
Species: L. caesar
Binomial name
Lucilia caesar
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Lucilia caesar is a member of the fly family Calliphoridae commonly known as a blow flies. L. caesar is commonly referred to as the Common Greenbottle. The adult flies will typically will feed on pollen and nectar of flowers. The Larvae feed mailly on carrion.

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Hello Paras! Wonderful big fly. Amazing flowers. Excellent scene. Good macro. Perfect colours. Ideal sharp. Well done!

Hello Paras,
a splendid macro shot of this insect (family Calliphoridae genus Chrysomya?) taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and marvellous contrast of colours, a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-23 4:40]

Very good macro, fine details in yellow Flowers, great green Fly!

hello Paras
nice shot with great colours and good composition
greeting lou

Ciao Paras, beautiful fly with fantastic metallic colors, lovely yellow flower, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Paras,
Jolie "Lucilia caesar" c'est une mouche qui, pour ętre sobre dans les mots (aime les odeurs fortes).
Belle harmonie de couleurs.

Amical bonsoir.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-23 11:27]

Hello Paras.
Very nice photo of this fly with great light and nice saturated color. Very good simple composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-23 11:31]

Hi Paras,
Very nice close up of this fly.Vivid colors,sharpness,details and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Paras,

a good macro shot from this fly with good pov and dof and fantastic colours.


Hi Paras,

It's a good picture of this green fly, especially considering the difficulty of managing the exposure against that beautiful fabric with yellow flowers. A good job, full of colors and good details. It seems to me to one of our green flies (Lucilia Caesar).



** PS: Problems to access TN comes and goes. At least that's my case. I tried to connect from my office and from home and both cases is often difficult.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-23 11:59]

Hi Paras. You have been able to take a fine close up of this bright green fly. Which stands out so well from the bright yellow flower. Taken with fine detail.Well taken TFs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-23 12:48]

Hello Paras,
An excellent macro of a species Calliphorid, or Blow Fly taken from a good dorsal POV with fine sharpness and superb contrast against the yellow flower BG.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-23 15:50]

Hi Paras,the contrast between the emerald green and the yellow background is fantastic.Just a master of colors like that could make a nice composition like that.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Hi Paras,

This is a unique photo with such a contrast colour combination. The bright yellow and the metallic coloured fly. Really superb. Very nice and sharp composition. I liked this.


Ciao Paras. Nice compo here with good light/colours management and contrast and very good details.


Hello Paras
beautiful illuminated shot of this fly, i like her metallic green color
the bright yellow color of the flowers is superb
great composition with fine details
Have a good night

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