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Sarcophaga carnaria

By cdm36  
I just cant seem to find the motivation to get into landscape mode at the minute...

So unfortunately I'm going to have to keep boring you with more macro work for a while. Smile

Ive waited until everyones finished their barbeques and had their tea's before posting this..

Wouldnt want to put them off would we Wink

Sarchopaga carnaria or (Flesh Fly ).Approx 10-15mm long and being one of several greyish species with large feet,
chequered abdomens and red eyes.These insects breed in carrion, dung and decaying material,and are viviparous
with the females laying small larvae instead of eggs.

Tech Stuff: Iso 800, 0.3 sec @ f18, +2/3ev.
Flash slightly underneath set at -1ev and bounced off a white reflector just above.

C & c welcome.


Tags: Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: bayleaf, dickbulch, SoulOfNature and 45 more

Highly Commended Photos are given by the team to photos that were good but not quite an editors' choice award. Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


31 May 2009 6:47PM
Stunning close up

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SoulOfNature 11 23 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 6:51PM
A brilliant shot,great detail.

Jean x
Pete_g 14 327 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 6:53PM
Great shot. Won't even ask how you get it to stay still whilst positioning flash and a reflector into place Wink

Everthing I focus on gets twitchy if I get too close
johnty 14 29 Wales
31 May 2009 7:02PM
Good shot - nice DoF - Couldn't even see the glue ! ! ! (Just joking, )
31 May 2009 7:13PM
excellent shot.ray
shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 7:19PM
Super macro shot great detail
mohikan22 15 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 7:22PM
wonderfully detailed macro
janty66 12 3 England
31 May 2009 7:26PM
superb macro shot...
KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 7:47PM
amazing detail Chris, i've just bought a macro lens, hope mine are half as good as this !

sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
31 May 2009 7:54PM
A bit tasty this one mate, quality as per ... nice one!!!
WildLight 12 145 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 8:13PM
Brilliant macro of this Flesh Fly!
Excellent light.

starstriders 15 1.6k United Kingdom
31 May 2009 9:24PM
Looks great to me. A very attractive insect to photograph, despite its common name.
NEWMANP 11 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
31 May 2009 9:34PM
Thats nasty
--but good
cdm36 15 391 7 England
31 May 2009 10:00PM
Cheers everybody, appreciated.

rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
1 Jun 2009 8:26AM
Macro magic, Chris. Superb close up of the insect world. Ron.
Ade_Osman 16 4.5k 36 England
1 Jun 2009 9:34AM
Yuk!........Nasty ickle creatures....Smile

cheesey 13 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2009 4:12PM
Stunning detail. Great shot.

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