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Common green bottle fly

Common green bottle fly
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dipterans (except Hover flies) of Europe-4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-27 4:57
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Calliphoridae
Genus: Lucilia
Species: L. sericata
Binomial name: Lucilia sericata

The common green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) is a common blow-fly found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known of the numerous green bottle fly species. It is 1014 mm long, slightly larger than a housefly, and has brilliant, metallic, blue-green or golden coloration with black markings. It has black bristle-like hair and three cross-grooves on the thorax. The wings are clear with light brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black. The maggots (larvae) of the fly are used for maggot therapy.

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Ciao Thijs. Absolutely a masterpiece! Stunnin details perfect sharp and best DOF against the dark BG. Intrigant metallic colours. Best compliments.


Focal lenth 900, what an amazing effect.

Congratulations on a most fantastic shot.


Now, how do you expect someone to critique a shot like this Thijs?
This is simply stunning, I've no words to put my feelings to!
Respect, my friend!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-27 6:27]

Hello Thijs,
A top quality macro!
The front half of this green bottle fly is shown from a great POV to show its features, especially the compound eye with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours. Good use of fill-in flash in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

hallo Thijs
mooie macro opname met veel scherpte en details
super mooie kleuren en de achtergrond is prima
groetjes lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-27 8:15]

Hallo Thijs,
Wat een fantastische macro. Super mooie kleuren en enorm scherp. De kleuren komen extra mooi uit tegen de zwarte achtergrond. Vanuit een ideale plaats genomen. Goede diepte in de foto.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-27 8:37]

Woow! Incredible macro! This is the pic of a day..no doubt...and no need comments about the quality....my greats greats compliments,have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-27 11:33]

Hello Thijs.
Fantastic macro! The colors are great. The green and the brown are amazing. Details are excellent (I like the hairs). Great job.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Thijs
The detail captured in this image is outstanding and really praiseworthy. Superb sharpness and excellent camerawork! I cannot add more, than to compliment you on a fine macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-27 12:26]

Hi Thijs,
It's an amazing macro work.Details and sharpness are perfect.I liked DOF,
contrast between dark BG and fly also a lot.Very well done!
Have a great week!Thanks for sharing..

Hallo Thijs,

een mooie macro foto van deze vlieg met exellent detailering en super scherpte.
Mooi die ogen met alle puntjes.
Prachtige kleuren.
Je hebt nu de naam van je onbekende struik ook.
Wel even controleren!


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