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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-12 2:58
Viewed: 2538
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A nice little female Dung-Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria), blowing bubbles...
Flies (diptera) in several families frequently exhibit that behavior, and no-one really knows why.
The most likely (?) explanation is that it is a way to concentrate their liquid food by evaporating some of the water, since the droplet is finally swallowed back.

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Hi Philippe,

Thank you for correcting the ID of my miss-named Moth, very nice capture of this Dung-Fly, superb sharpness but why such a shallow depth of field hmmm, these close in macro's always intrigue me, splendid colours and nice OOF background, good work here Philippe and have a nice weekend,
Best regards,


Hola Philippe,
muchas fracias por tus comentarios y ayuda a mi fotografía. Lo indiqué en la misma.

Interesante tu trabajo, de una enorme ampliación, llegando ya a ser un micro más que macro !
Un trabajo para especialistas que en principio me recordó a la mosca de la fruta (Ceratitis
capitata) que tantos problemas cusa en España en cítricos y melocotoneros.

Saludos y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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