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Long-legged fly (Family: Dolichopodidae)

Long-legged fly (Family: Dolichopodidae)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-18 17:39
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Points: 30
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Long-legged fly (Family: Dolichopodidae)

Well, I finally had a little time to post on TN. I have no pictures of butterflies (my favorite), but last weekend, I found this little long-legged fly in my garden. She called my attention due to its small size and fantastic green iridescence.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Asilomorpha
Superfamily: Empidoidea
Family: Dolichopodidae
Genus: Condylostylus **(I think)

Dolichopodidae, the long-legged flies, make up a large family of true flies with more than 7,000 described species in about 230 genera distributed worldwide. The genus Dolichopus is the most speciose, with some 600 species. They are generally small flies with large, prominent eyes and a metallic cast to their appearance, though considerable variation is observed. Most have long legs, though some do not. The males often have enlarged genitalia which can be useful for species recognition. The adults are predatory on other small animals.

This family includes the subfamily Microphorinae, formerly placed in Empididae, and briefly considered a separate family

For more INFO: (Dolichopodidae)

Make:Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/251
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 6000/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-11-14 15:06
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 279 kb

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Hi Jesus.
I think we have captured the same cousins from different part of the world. The sharpness is amazing with wings in great focus too. Nicely framed in pleasant viewing.

  • Black44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 2 N: 497] (3703)
  • [2010-11-18 20:04]

Hola Jesús

Pues si que es rara, con esas patas tan largas y bonita al mismo tiempo con ese verde metalizado. Tiene pinta de ser un insecto muy vivaz y rápido. Bella imagen.

Un saludo y no trabajes tanto que cansa....

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-18 22:37]

Hello Jesus
Excellent macro wit great details and wonderful colors

Ciao Jesus, bella e ntida, con fantastici occhi verdi, ottima macro, bravo come al solito, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-18 23:53]

Hi Jesus.
Simply amazing, refined close-up. Bravo. I like brilliant details of the fly and leaf, wonderful blurriness of the surroundings, lovely colours and great POV. My best wishes and TFS. Perfect job.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-19 0:03]

Hello Jesus,
What a impressive macro shot of this Long-legged fly with great focus and excellent details.TFS and best regards Siggi

Hello Jesus,
Excellent capture. Nice details and superb composition.
Amazing POV and very good clarity.

Ciao Jesus. Macro estremamente nitida e delicata con magnifici colori e riflessi metallici. Eccellente composizione.


hello Jesus
great pose of this beautiful fly
great details and good sharpness
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-19 8:27]

Ciao Jesus,bentornato.Mi mancavano le tue belle foto...e questa macro è uno spettacolo con questo verde metallico cosi' brillante e questi dettagli super degli occhi.Non lavorare troppo,si vive una volta sola..ehehe...grazie e buona serata,Luciano

Hello Jesus,
Wonderful macro captured with beautiful colours, fine details, great focus and excellent composition. Well done!

Hola amigo Jesús,
Although you don't have new butterfly photos, you're also very good in capturing flies. Excellent exposure, sharpness and compo + the shallow DoF helps to isolate the insect from the background very well. Not only a masterful job, but one of the very few insect photos where the eyes are perfectly in focus. Bravo.
Friendly regards and hugs, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-19 10:48]

Hello Jesus,
Fantastic photo in great clarity and a wonderful DOF. Splendid colours and superb sharpness. Attractive composition.
Have a good weekend,

An extreme capture taken of the limit of your fantastic SX110IS, friend Jesus! Good day my friend, how are you? Impressive macro shot with perfect dept of field and fine clarity! Green headed fly?! Wow, this is something indeed! Even the fragile thin legs are clearly visible and colored in amazing green colors! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Jesus

Good shot of this long-legged fly, my favourite type of fly. Good composition and sharpness.


Hola, Jesús:
La mosca es realmente muy pequeña, tiene movimientos muy rápidos y al menor movimiento huye, lo que hace a esta foto aún mas difícil y aún así es muy nítida, muy buen trabajo.
Nunca había visto esta mosca, pero por curioso que parezca se paró en mi teclado del computador cuando estaba viendo esta foto... raro he ?

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