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Muscoid Fly

Muscoid Fly
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-10 20:40
Viewed: 2254
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
How can a little fly be so fascinating (not as great as a "robber fly"!) At least this fly doesn't bite. BTW, did you know that robber flies will bite you if handled improperly? They pack a wallop too! This fly was very busy working the nector (which is a good source of glucose). Note: proboscis on the nector producing stamen. The flower is Richardson geranium: Geranium richardsonii.

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Hello Mike

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV,
excellent focus, sharpness and details,
excellent details of the white petals, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-11 16:24]

Hi Mike,beautiful capture whit an excellent choice of point of view and great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-12 2:34]

Hi Michael,
Nice shot,lovely natural colours and sharp with lots of details.
Regards Jiri.

Nice details and a good job of controlling those whites, not easy in bright sunlight.
Well done Michael :)

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