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Copyright: Michal Grabowski (cedryk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D, Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, @ ISO 100, extension ring 31mm
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 13:04
Viewed: 4210
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One more shot from my city park "expedition". Again a very small (3-4 mm) fly species, this time of family Tephritidae.

Tephritidae are called gall flies and fruit flies (although they are not the true fruit flies belonging to family Drosophilidae). There are ca. 5000 species in this family worldwide, with several dozens found in Europe - many quite similar to each other.

The flies are of major importance in agriculture - many species are serious pests damaging crops. For example one species Bactrocera oleae is a monophague feeding only on fruits of olive trees. Some others are used for biological controll of unwanted weeds.

Species of this family are characteristic for their marbled wings (please see the other POV in workshop) and elongated end of the abdomen. I suspect that this is a species belonging to Tephris genus but cannot say that with certainty. These flies need a real specialist to identify them.

Best greetings and thanks for stopping by :-)

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Hi Michal,

an very good macro shot from these insect.
Good details and pov.
Fine colours.


Mucha naturalidad en esta toma Michal con unos colores sobresalientes y un enfoque preciso al insecto, que cataste en muy nuena pose. Encuadre inmejorable.
Un saludo y buen Domingo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-08-02 1:11]

Hola Michal,
perfecta macro,
foco y fina compo.
brillante pov.
saludos amigo.

No niezly robaczek :) Fajnie Ci ta mucha wyszla, nie ma co :)Szkoda tylko, ze rozmiaru owada nie podales w notce :)
No i czekam na kolejne makro z pierscieniami :)

Czesc Michal.
Bardzo lubie ogladac twoje zdjecia, ale te ostatnie sa niasamowite, pierwza klasa, chyle czola. Czeka mnie duzo pracy.
Pozdrawiam serdcznie Robert.

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-08-03 2:47]

Czesc Michal!

Straszny drobiazg udalo Ci sie sfotografowac. Muszka wyszla superdokladnie i czysto. Trudno powiedziec czy bardziej podoba mi sie glowne zdjecie czy ws. Oba sa super, w ws dobrze widac ciekawe wzory na skrzydelkach.

Czesc Misiu
Obydwa zdjecia sa super i mucha swietna. Wszystko mi sie bardzo podoba. Troche spozniony ten wpis ale lepiej pozno niz wcale ;-)

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