Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
December 5, 2007
Image Size
293 KB
Resolution
600×900
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,507
Favourites
112 (who?)
Comments
40
Downloads
85

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
180 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2007, 7:31:46 AM
×
Happy Flies by nele102 Happy Flies by nele102
This is a couple of marsh flies also called snail killing flies (Elgiva solicita). In Germany they are called Hornfliegen (horn flies, because of their large antennae). They are my favorite flies as almost all members of this family (Sciomyzidae) own beautiful striped eyes and they are very relaxed little fellows (not like the stressful flies in houses).
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2007-12-10
Happy Flies by ~nele102 - is a wonderful insect close-up, sharp and well-composed with good depth of field. And it's fun to see how marsh flies do it. Thanks for sharing ! ( Suggested by marble911 and Featured by hellfirediva )
:iconkeronu:
Very amusing shot, I love the colours, they are so pretty. Flies are so fascinating. I find this image so funny for some reason. Not for what they are doing, but how they are posed and look. Flies make such great subjects
Reply
:iconnele102:
Thanks for your comments!

@ avanca
As far as I know Elgiva solicita larvae are free living in freshwater but they feed on pulmonate snails.

There are a lot of species in this family (Sciomyzidae) which feed on molluscs in general. In some species the larva lives in a single mollusc till it pupates, in some species the larva hunts actively for snails.

Greetings
Nele
Reply
:iconavancna:
avancna Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snail-killing?
Do they lay the eggs in snails?
Reply
:iconreflectom:
Reflectom Dec 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
very coolio! :)
Reply
:iconnickshroom:
NickShroom Dec 10, 2007   Photographer
i love their eyes, but large flies scare me, but this is a beautifully done photograph.
Reply
:iconxxskankzillaxx:
Beautiful. Love the soft tones. Very crisp and clear.
Amazing shot!
Reply
:icongsdakatsuki:
Cool. I lvoe insects!
Reply
:iconhatsuharurocks:
Insect porn!

Very nice, lots of sharp detail, i can see the little hairs on their legs =D
Reply
:iconhyuga232:
The clarity and sharpness of the photograph is just plain stunning.
Reply
Add a Comment: