Thread subject: :: Images request

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 01-11-2018 14:46

Dear colleagues,
this week I've finished my job on popular book, something like "Rasskazy o Diptera = Stories on Diptera". It will include general chapters on Insects and Diptera and stories about 65 families of Diptera (excluding the smallest and too exotic groups). Of course, a lot of illustrations, about 220 images. Authors of the majority of the images have given me their permission already. It is time to ask kind permissions for other images. The authors of the images are listed below.
Other question is how you prefer to see your name indicated?
For example, we know member as NakaRB, but he prefers to refer him as Nikolay Vladimirov, which is quite natural, isn't it? But possibly somebody prefers (for whatever reason) to be under nickname. So, please, let me know that, you can reply me via messenger or directly at
Best wishes, Nikita Vikhrev

Anthomyiidae Christine Devillers shrumpy
Blephariceridae Nick Upton
Cecidomyiid pwalter Philippe moniotte Philippe moniotte Philippe moniotte
Ceratopogonidae DavidG brundlefly
Culicid brundlefly brundlefly ulf, Photo: S. Drechsel
Limoniidae Hubert Polacek
Simulidae Roger Thomason
Therevid Cor Zonneveld
Glossinidae raywilson
Psychodidae evdb raywilson
Acroceridae jorgemotalmeida
Tabanidae cosmln
Asilidae Frank Koehler Frank Koehler brundlefly Klaas
Rhagionidae shrumpy
Hybotidae Klaas
Stratiomyidae Marian
Bombyliidae pwalter npisec
Phoridae mwkozlowski mwkozlowski Paul Beuk
Syrphidae Frank Koehler Marion Friedrich evdb brigitteu kurt Kurt Holmqvist Rupert Huber
Chloropidae Andreas Haselboeck Ruth Ahlburg Nick Upton blowave
Diopsidae pwalter
Hippoboscidae pwalter JariF JariF
Milichiidae pat_der2003 Manuel Lopez
Micropezidae Gumenuk Vitalij
Conopidae NakaRB Nikolay Vladimirov Leonid Fedyantsev
Piophilidae lynkos
Tachinidae Frank Koehler spectre
Sarcophagidae pierred Marion Friedrich Cor Zonneveld christoophe
Heleomyzidae Woodmen
Tephritidae Ben Hamers Marc T
Platystomatidae Ben Hamers
Muscidae mwkozlowski Klaas Frank Koehler

Edited by Nikita Vikhrev on 02-11-2018 22:43

Posted by pierred on 01-11-2018 17:42

Dear Nikita,

You have of course my permission.
I prefer using my real name (Pierre Duhem).

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 01-11-2018 20:31

Thank you, Pierre!
Best wishes, Nikita

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 01-11-2018 22:42

Dear colleagues,
I thank again everybody who gave permissions.
It seems to me that two points require explanations.
1. Presently most publishers do not pay fee for images. I can not blame my publisher, because 220 images will lead her to bankruptcy. Either I can not pay myself for some of images, even the most necessary ones, because it would be an unfair play to all other photographers.
2. But what I can offer to all photographer is to promise to send the book to anybody who do not mind that the text is in Russian. Just send me your post address.

Edited by Nikita Vikhrev on 01-11-2018 22:48

Posted by Paul Beuk on 02-11-2018 09:25

Hi Nikita, you are welcome to use the picture of Conicera. :)

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 02-11-2018 10:43

Thank you, Paul!

Posted by Rupert Huber on 02-11-2018 14:47

Hi Nikita,
you can of course use my picture of Arctophila bombiformis. Looking forward to the book. :) If you want, I can send you the original photo file, but it's only slightly better.
Best greetings

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 02-11-2018 17:23

Thank you, Rupert!
Your image on is large enough.
Best, Nikita

Posted by mwkozlowski on 05-05-2019 10:58

my response i probabbly to late, but in a case you have surerly mu permossion

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 18-06-2019 22:41

Dear colleagues and friends,
my book for which I requested images here is finally published (see:

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 18-06-2019 22:48

1. I thank authors of images for permissions.
2. This week I will send books to those authors who give me request and postal address (so far it is about 10 authors). Other authors are still wellcome to get the book if give me where to send.

Posted by Tony Irwin on 19-06-2019 12:39

Congratulations on getting your book published, Nikita. Things have changed a bit in the last 15 years! |t
And I'm sure it's no co-incidence that has been available all that time! So congratulations to Paul as well! :D

Edited by Tony Irwin on 19-06-2019 12:43

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 20-06-2019 11:51

I agree with you Tony, it would not possible to find illustrations without!
In the book I especialy wrote that the best way for identification (as well as solving any other problem connected with Diptera) is again! And of course, I thank Paul in my book.

Posted by johnes81 on 04-07-2019 16:04

Congratulations, Nikita. I hope that sell many copies. You work hard. I wish the best for you and your wife. :)