Bug-a-day #36 – Greenbottle fly

I am very familiar with the humble Blue bottle fly, because in the Summer time, I can often hear one or more of the noisy buggers buzzing around my house. But there is also a Green bottle fly, and what a beautiful colour it is!  It reminds me of that phase our boy racers went through when I was younger of getting their Ford Capris painted with “two-tone” metallic paint jobs.

© Alice through the Macro Lens [2012]

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15 thoughts on “Bug-a-day #36 – Greenbottle fly

  1. Nice picture. The details are just perfect. Which lens do you use? and the specifications?

    • Thanks. I use a Sony Alpha 550, with a Sony 30mm macro (SAL30M28). I’m afraid it’s a bit of a running joke that I have no clue what I’m talking about with photography technical stuff. I just hold it in one hand and try to get close enough to get decent focus.
      Not sure what you mean by specifications …
      I looked at the properties of the picture: it says
      f8, 1/800 sec, ISO 800, focal length 30mm

  2. Beautiful picture!

  3. I love the colour of this fly. All flies just look black to me, but I don’t dodging out of the way of their buzzing really helps!

  4. Yup Alice, this guy sure look like it’s got a new metallic paint job 🙂

  5. aha… these I know

  6. Great macro. Love the details and the colors. Definitely metallic looking.

  7. Frankly, I hate these flies – I think they’re even more aggressive and persistent than the ordinary ones. But what a BEAUTIFUL color! Good job.

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