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One of the very few critters that I have spotted recently, everything seems to be in hiding, trying to keep warm and dry now.

It is believed that flies regurgitate their food as a bubble, so that some of the water evaporates off it, thus reducing the volume of the meal and concentrating it.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:flippin' fly!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Dec 2013 - 6:38 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:64
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 6:40 AM

Ugh.....that description sounded awful CarolGrinGrinGrin....but what amazing macro photography...

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 6:45 AM

That's brilliant. Carol.
Great technique.
(I thought they did it to spread infection so that they had more people on which to lay eggs!)

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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
22 Dec 2013 - 6:48 AM

Well captured with fine details, Carol. Super +
Chen

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 6:49 AM

Never seen so much detail on a fly Carol they normally get squashed Blush cracking macro though.

Rob

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 8:00 AM

Glad they are only as big as this in excellent macro images.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 8:02 AM

Superb macro portraits.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 22 Dec 2013 - 8:02 AM

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 8:03 AM

I know babies do much the same thing, Carol Smile
Well, thanks very much for the, oh so graphic, description, accompanied by an image with so much detail, it could have been straight out of The Day of The Triffids. Glad I already had breakfast and Praise The Lord, I didn't see any of these in the kitchen...Tongue
Surely puts you off breast feeding in public? Wink
Cloudy and cool in Nairobi this morning, hoping for the sun to break through & get some warmth into my bones - otherwise, I shall demand a refund..!

Simon

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Badgerfred
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22 Dec 2013 - 8:34 AM

Super macro images Carol,
Fred.

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DicksPics
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22 Dec 2013 - 8:37 AM

Incredible detail Carol - V1 is stunning.

Richard

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Caziwinkles
22 Dec 2013 - 8:42 AM

Brilliant images Carol - and where do you get your information!! Smile

Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 8:50 AM

Incredible details.....

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NDODS
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22 Dec 2013 - 8:55 AM

Superbly captured with incredible detail Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2013 - 8:57 AM

Fantastic detail, Carol.

P.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
22 Dec 2013 - 8:58 AM

A fantastic image of a not so fantastic creature ! Very good detail and colours and composition and ........ everything! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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RonnieAG
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22 Dec 2013 - 9:04 AM

That's an interesting fact re. V 2, Carol: and what a beauty V 1 is.......well subject not exactly beautiful but beautifully captured, the detail immaculately recorded.
R.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 9:06 AM

Not your most attractive subject matter Carol but the level of detail is astounding.

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Jocelia
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22 Dec 2013 - 9:07 AM

Yuk, Carol but great photo……….WinkWinkWink

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digital_boi
22 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

V1 cracker Carol superb detail

Graham

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1070 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 10:04 AM

V1 the shot technically, V2 the story...
Moira

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 10:12 AM

V1 has that swot it feel, I've had one in my room and been after it maybe I should of photographed it. :O)


v2 has interest and depth.

di

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 10:34 AM

Both shots have terrific detail and clarity Carol (still think they're horrid though) - the fly not your shots.!Grin
Joan.

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SlowSong
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22 Dec 2013 - 11:01 AM

I even found bluebottles sunbathing on our wall this week, it's so warm here for winter.
Horrid thing, but super shot.
x

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AnnChown
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22 Dec 2013 - 11:07 AM

He stands out well against that leaf - an interesting fact Carole.

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Irishkate
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22 Dec 2013 - 11:18 AM

Stunning detail in V1 and very interesting V2 - my goodness you know your stuff.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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viscostatic
22 Dec 2013 - 11:43 AM

You even manage to make flies beautiful and interesting Carol.

Phil.

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sparrowhawk
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22 Dec 2013 - 12:24 PM

brilliant not very good table manners though

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prabhusinha
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22 Dec 2013 - 12:28 PM

Yes they blow out & suck back. A great set.

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achieverswales
22 Dec 2013 - 12:28 PM

Awesome and the fact is we humans blow from the other end, can you now imagine all the flies going yuk yuk. wonderful awesome detail on V1 and great write up.


Regards

Trev.

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Joline
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22 Dec 2013 - 12:58 PM

More than I ever needed to know about the flyGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I am so impressed with the macro capabilities of that fine little camera!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2013 - 1:01 PM

Great imagesSmile

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Dec 2013 - 1:31 PM

I'm glad I've already eaten my lunch!! Grin But two great close-ups of this fly, Carol Wink
Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year SmileSmile
Trev Smile

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22 Dec 2013 - 2:02 PM

This is one of your best shots ever Carol and that means that it is extra extra special.

Harriet

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maratsuikka
22 Dec 2013 - 2:59 PM


Quote: This is one of your best shots ever Carol and that means that it is extra extra special.

Harriet

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headskiesfly
22 Dec 2013 - 3:00 PM

Marvellous details a stunner Carol
Rick

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
22 Dec 2013 - 5:07 PM

Intersesting Carol!Wink

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 5:24 PM

Great work Carol. Lovely detail. Smile

Gerry

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22 Dec 2013 - 5:32 PM

Super close-up Carol,
Alan

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pluckyfilly
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22 Dec 2013 - 6:08 PM

Incredible detail in V1 - have a great Christmas Carol

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ali63
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22 Dec 2013 - 6:44 PM

Brilliant Carol, have a good Christmas,

Ali SmileSmile

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22 Dec 2013 - 7:07 PM

Fabulous captures, Carol ! Especially V2 is very interesting ! Your writing is informative and complete the excellent presentation of your work!Smile
Regards,
George

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22 Dec 2013 - 7:35 PM

Excellent as always Carol.

All the very best for Xmas.

Len

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22 Dec 2013 - 8:18 PM

Super detail, Carol.

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tomcat
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22 Dec 2013 - 8:32 PM

Merry Christmas Carol

Looks like we are in for a couple of days of the wet and windy stuffSad

Adrian

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22 Dec 2013 - 9:21 PM

Two super takes Carol - V1 for me.
Brian.

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AlexAppleby
22 Dec 2013 - 10:06 PM

You manage to make a horrid critter look amazing! Wow!

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24 Dec 2013 - 11:59 AM

He must be a hammers fan as he's blowing bubbles! ho ho ho!Grin

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