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Flesh Flies Mating

Flesh Flies Mating
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sexy nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-10 1:02
Viewed: 4430
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Sarcophagidae.

Size: 10-13mm long.
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  • JLee (0)
  • [2006-02-10 1:13]


Beautiful colors. Very sharp and detail. Excellent job.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-10 1:22]

Hi Chi!
Excellent close-up!
Very good composition. Sharp shot with clear details and I also liked the blurred BG...TFS :)

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-10 2:41]

Very good close-up of the pair. Perfect sharpness and colors. I like the composition with blurred BG. TFS

What can I say, the is one heck of a close up shot, and I do mean close!!! ;)


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-10 3:34]

Hay Chi , gaaf shot beautifull macro nice colours ,i like it .gr Teunie .

Very nice shot Chi, good macro. I like the details, sharpness and POV. Good work! Thanks for sharing.

A perfect symphony in mating on a leaf bed that looks like a rainbow!
Another masterpiece from you, Chi, and many more looked forward to.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-02-10 3:56]

I really never thought they mated at all! Now I know. Quality of your pic is excellent.

Hi Chi,
First of all I wanna congratulate you for the fantastic shoot and excellent composition. Good colors, POV, framing and detail you have caught.Well done .. ALIRIZA

wauw Chi,
amasing macro, fantastic capture, good composition, very good colours and a good dof. the pov is good too and technical it´s a very good job you did here,
gr. jaap

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-10 7:35]

Hi Chi,
superb macro, good shot and captured. I like the DOF and colours. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Fantastic closeup Chi Liu.
Excellent plane of focus with very sharp detail. Very good color, light, POV and composed well. Very well done!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-10 7:39]

Hello Chi,
An excellent macro.
Great colours and sharp detail against a perfect background.
Nice work,well done!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-10 8:20]

Beautiful shot, excellent POV and DOF. Colors and details are superp. A great macro.

Hello Chi,

Perfectly composed, detailed and shown!

However, I'm not so crazy about the foot on the head thing...I suppose that is a matter of personal preferences, with flies... :-)

Congratulations on a very fine posting!!!

Have a great weekend!

Very nice shot Chi!
I like the framing and POV here, well done on details and lighting too. It's a very interesting capture.

Hi Chi,
a foto está perfeita, gosto muito das cores, o fundo tambem está ótimo e a nitidez fantástica!
Como é de costume, ótimo trabalho!! Parabéns!!!

Francisco Sales

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-10 15:28]

Chi, a great and rather funny moment.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition.

I added your picture to a theme of mine.

Hi Chi,
wow - just - wow !
What a perfect shot - qualitiy excellent and the moment also. You had great luck to see this couple, congratulations.
I love it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very well captured Chi,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and DOF.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend

Holy cow!!!

What an excellent capture. The details and colours look great. Fantastic pose and POV. Very well composed.

Great work and TFS

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-11 5:57]

Hi Chi,

Another outstanding macro shot with excellent focus and detail. The gold and red colours on their heads is amazing, complimented by the greens and reds on the leaves and in the background. Excellent composition, TFS.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-02-11 14:58]

Another absolutely amazing shot, Chi - but it would be really nice if you could add more notes ;)
Regards, Nigel.

Hi, Chi.
Again very original macro shot. Composition is excellent . I like the legs on the other fly's head. Excellent dof snd colors. Sharp.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-12 9:28]

Hi Chi
Excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent, macro. I hope that says it all and that I covered all the technical aspects. And just in case I did not mention it, this is an excellent photo.
Brilliantly done (as usual) and TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-15 17:08]

So sharp and clear, a masterpiece again. Thanks Chi Liu !


very funny POV.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-25 16:48]

Hi Chi,



Beautifully sharp details, but wonderfully blurred background, the DOF is perfect.
You must have a lot of patience looking for this shot!
Well done.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-04-27 17:19]

Very impressive scene!
Perfetc sharpness, colours and composition.

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