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Thanks for the comments/votes on the last upload.

Today I have chosen a bug of some king. The best ID I can get is that it is a relative of the house fly; a Musca Domestica. UPDATE UPDATE now identified as a Dexia Rustica.

I spotted it hanging around on an upturned terracotta pot with my shed providing the other half of the background.

If anyone out there has an alternative ID I would be pleased to know.

Thanks for viewing.
Paul

Camera:Nikon D3 1/10 Sec @F36 ISO400 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105mm Micro F2.8 with 1.7 TC = 180mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:House Fly Relative
Username:harrattp harrattp
Uploaded:17 Jul 2010 - 1:42 PM
Tags:Bug, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, House, Insect, Relative, Wildlife / nature
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 1:43 PM

WOW !! Awesome detail Paul,almost scary Smile !!

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 1:52 PM

Have absolutely no Idea what this is...cracking capture though.
L&K Gillx

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 2:01 PM

Fantastic detail Paul. Superb macro shot.
Ron

franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 2:32 PM

Excellent macro! No idea what it is though.

Ken

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 2:33 PM

A stunning macro with outstanding detail. I'm glad it's not lifesize.
Steve.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 2:48 PM

Superb macro shot, Paul...the detail captured is really impressive.
Ronnie.

Tracy_Young
17 Jul 2010 - 2:56 PM

Stunning macro, looked it up in my faithful book and I think its a Dexia Rustica, a type of parasitic fly that lays its eggs in the larvae of a chafer beetle.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 5:23 PM

great close up, yukky insect

Dinney
Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 6:19 PM

Hairy little beast (the fly that is), superb detail Paul, excellent macro shot.
Kev

harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 6:21 PM

Thank you for the comments and to Tracy for the ID, I think you are correct having researched the name you gave, thanks.

Paul

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 6:40 PM

Lovely detail Paul

Jon

GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 8GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2010 - 7:06 PM

Great detail
Glynnis

KevinWalsham
17 Jul 2010 - 8:34 PM

stunning close up and great detail.

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
17 Jul 2010 - 11:16 PM

Hi Paul great shot gray

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 9:36 AM

An excellent macro

patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
18 Jul 2010 - 8:32 PM

Fine detail and fine technique.
Pat

Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2010 - 11:53 PM

Yuk but fine detailed capture - well done Paul - Ina

IFIMAGE
IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
19 Jul 2010 - 3:52 PM

a cracking image!
Ian..

harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 5:49 PM

Thank you one and all.

Paul

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:05 PM

Nikon 105mm with a 1.7x tele, well that's another idea instead of the Sigma 150mm Paul, as I already have the 1.7x tele this may be the answer for my macro shots Wink
A super close up with cracking detail, now.....I hope you swatted it after you got the shot....I hate flies,
Regards,
Geoff.

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 2:30 PM

Well-detailed macro capture Paul - lovely rich warm tones. Great detail of the hairs on its body - I always feel guilty about swatting these now I know the minute detail that has gone into their "design" LOL - however, that's not to say I don't swat them, beastly things!!!!
Sylvia

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 7:55 PM

Very sharp detail and fine image Paul.
Stunning macro image
Richard

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2010 - 11:47 AM

really stunning Macro Paul, really fine detail captured
regards
Ynug

finepetportraits

Oops, sorry, I missed this one...a superb macro, really good.

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