Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/24/2013


Photo taken on August 24, 2013


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Canon 100mm 2.8L
Phaenicia sericata
Janet Brien
Canon 5D Mark II
Lucilia sericata
Pacific Northwest
Oregon
green bottle fly
insect
common green bottle fly


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Metallic Green Bottle Fly

Metallic Green Bottle Fly
I know this is "just" a fly, but isn't it GORGEOUS?!!! I have been trying to get a nice picture of one of these for ages and today I got the chance to try again...with success! :)

From Wiki:
The common green bottle fly (biological name Phaenicia sericata or Lucilia sericata) is a blow-fly found in most areas of the world, and the most well-known of the numerous green bottle fly species. It is 10–14 mm long, slightly larger than a housefly, and has brilliant, metallic, blue-green or golden coloration with black markings. It has short, sparse black bristles (setae) and three cross-grooves on the thorax. The wings are clear with light brown veins, and the legs and antennae are black.

askyog, Chrissy, Angela Parker, Kat and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


19 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
The metallics are incredible... sad about the habits !

Wonderful photograph !
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
belle macro
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
And that green on the purple is perfect
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Just have to be impressed by that deep metallic green. Well taken.
4 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
GORGEOUS.............
Oh!A very big YES............

Check it out,its my effort...

www.ipernity.com/doc/ahmadwaqas/23494495
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A superb shot. I love the wings. Interesting description. The green bottles come in mass on our apple mint every year.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Fabulous light and color! Impressive capture.
4 years ago.
John Varley
John Varley
Great metallic capture looks well against that fab petal .
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Fantastic macro Janet..

That's Wild!!
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of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful macro.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Stunning...even though I'm really not fond of flies...but it's a stunning macro!!:)
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
What a pretty little green fly!! Fabulous capture!! You make even the "nasties" look good! :)
4 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
Beautiful capture Janet, They look exactly the same down here. The soft and sparkly petals are a perfect background. You have capture the flies beautiful colours brilliantly. Here is a link to my photo of one of these beautiful flies. www.ipernity.com/doc/333233/22309515
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Superb macro!!
4 years ago.
Claudio Sinibaldi
Claudio Sinibaldi
Finally back from holiday! Missed your Macro Janet :-) This fly is beautiful!!!!!
4 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
This is very pretty! The greens and violet and the light sparkles are wonderful.
4 years ago.
The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8
I like green! :-)

(-: 'Normal' people treat these to the Sunday Times, with inserts! :-)
4 years ago.
askyog
askyog
:D super cool Bottle Fly!
3 years ago.