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I must be getting desperate if I am reduced to photographing flies Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:greenbottle on Jerusalem sage seedhead
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:18 Sep 2013 - 5:05 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Sep 2013 - 5:17 AM

Two absolute beauties Carol !!

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Benlib
Benlib  23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:32 AM

Like #1 better, so much more detail.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
18 Sep 2013 - 5:40 AM

Lovely shiny flee details

Peter

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 5:42 AM

Wow Carol! Great details! "Beasties" really! Grin
IB

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:54 AM

Top class shot.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 697 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:27 AM

Irridescence, beautiful shots Carol.

Andy

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 168 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:29 AM

Beautiful Grin what a cracking image.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 6:49 AM

Very pretty flies nicely captured so what's the problem?

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
18 Sep 2013 - 6:57 AM

But what a beautiful fly! Great capture.

Harriet

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Caziwinkles
18 Sep 2013 - 7:01 AM

Love his irredescent coat! Two great shots. Smile

Carol

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KarenFB
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18 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM


Quote: I must be getting desperate if I am reduced to photographing flies

Not at all!!! Even flies have a certain beauty about them - especially this one! Just look at the wonderful colours and details. Brilliantly stalked (not easy with flies) and captured!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:28 AM

Fantastic macro images, they are a pest but their colours are brilliant.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
18 Sep 2013 - 7:36 AM

Two brilliant captures Carol. I like the colour and details.
Effrossini

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:45 AM

It has a certain beauty ~ as ever well captured.

Albert

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:54 AM


Quote: I must be getting desperate if I am reduced to photographing flies

Not at all!!! Even flies have a certain beauty about them - especially this one! Just look at the wonderful colours and details. Brilliantly stalked (not easy with flies) and captured!

I agree, you captured his colours so well and I love that seedhead, its beautiful on its own...great captures

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viscostatic
18 Sep 2013 - 8:11 AM

Even greenbottles can be beautiful in your viewfinder Carol - great colour and detail.

Phil.

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NaturesHaven
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18 Sep 2013 - 8:24 AM

But it is a pretty fly..........GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
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18 Sep 2013 - 8:33 AM

what beautiful colours he has
and you really have caught those wings beautifully in V1

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richmowil
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18 Sep 2013 - 8:55 AM

Beautiful, colourful pair of images Carol! Nice work!!

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AlexAppleby
18 Sep 2013 - 9:03 AM

Wow - excellent shots!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32810 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Stunning...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
18 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

excellent close up Carol fine detail and colour

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Beautiful, love the colour Smile

Eileen

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 11:10 AM

Horrid critters but you find something of beauty - that metallic green is fab.
Joan.

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TonyDy
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18 Sep 2013 - 11:36 AM

Great shots, Carol.
Tony

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 11:39 AM

V2 for me. Excellent detail and composition

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 12:59 PM

Those irridescent greens make up for any feelings of your fly being mundane.
Two lovely shots Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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18 Sep 2013 - 1:43 PM

Excellent captures, stunning details and colors!
George

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prabhusinha
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18 Sep 2013 - 2:14 PM

2 Splendid pics.

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Daisymaye
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18 Sep 2013 - 2:52 PM

Two beautiful images as only you can do Carol.......Sandy

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danbrann
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18 Sep 2013 - 3:27 PM

Such detail Carol.

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TrevBatWCC
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18 Sep 2013 - 4:29 PM

Think I'd be swatting them rather than photographing them! But two excellent close-ups, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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18 Sep 2013 - 4:37 PM

Great shot !!!....love those 'metallic' colours !!

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achieverswales
18 Sep 2013 - 4:43 PM

WOW stunning clarity Carol, v1 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
18 Sep 2013 - 5:04 PM

Great captures carol.
Stunning detail and colours.

Basith

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 5:26 PM

what a shiny fellow under the prickly outside. Just like a Lychee.

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
18 Sep 2013 - 5:27 PM

I'm sorry Carol, I have no idea about it. (The flower which I upload today)

Basith

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 - 6:00 PM

But what a fly! Fabulous captures, Carol.

P.

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pluckyfilly
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18 Sep 2013 - 8:12 PM

Brilliant detail and pin sharp

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bricurtis
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18 Sep 2013 - 9:06 PM

Lovely green sheen on this beauty Carol.Smile
Brian.

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18 Sep 2013 - 10:10 PM

Two excellent macro shots, Carol!

Richard

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18 Sep 2013 - 11:05 PM

Now that is close Carol, fabulous colour and detail. I bet you are glad you don't have ten greenbottles hanging on your wall!WinkGrinTongue

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18 Sep 2013 - 11:39 PM

Two excellent macro shots Carol..Lin

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ChiliMan
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19 Sep 2013 - 6:59 AM

Not at all...some flies are gorgeous...like this one! Gosh...amazing green.

Superb close-ups, Carol.

Andrew Smile

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ali63
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19 Sep 2013 - 7:25 AM

Excellent work Carol,

Ali

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