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Golden Dung Fly by JurgendeWitte Golden Dung Fly by JurgendeWitte
This must be one of the most underrated insects around: the dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria). They actually don't feed on dung, but on nectar and on smaller insects. The dung (mostly of horses and cows) is where they hunt and where the females lay their eggs. When you look at them closely their golden colors and furry appearance can become seemly pretty. This one was killed by a fungus, still attached to the leaf of a berry bush.

UPDATE: Wow! My first Daily Deviation, something I had been looking forward to quite a long time! It's a great feeling to see how this work of mine is so appreciated by all of you.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to *meihua and `hellfirediva for suggesting and featuring my work.

UPDATE: I'm pleased to announce that this work was selected for the Photokina Fine Art Gallery. The photo will be exhibited as a fine art print at the Fine Art Area of the Photokina photography fair in Cologne on September 20th (Hall 2.2, Stand B40).


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Given 2012-05-18
Golden Dung Fly by ~JurgendeWitte ( Suggested by meihua and Featured by hellfirediva )
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
You have been featured as a part of my macro feature in #PROJECTEducate's Community week!
I would appreciate it if you checked it out: [link]
You may also favourite it if you enjoyed it. :aww:
Have a nice week! :rose:
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
A nice initiative, and a great collection of images, I feel honoured. Thank you very much!
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colors and details
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Appreciated. Thank you, Dani. :)
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure.
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jacij Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
That is such a cool photo :D
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jacij Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
the detail is amazing.
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it, thank you!
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backstormer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
great shot, but i love the description, really informative :thumbsup:
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JurgendeWitte Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Glad to hear that. Getting people to be impressed by nature through my work is one of my primary goals.
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