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I don't usually make a habit of photographing flies, but I spotted this one yesterday and couldn't resist it. It was larger than the normal fly, with wonderful markings on its wings and gold on its eyes. I hope someone out there can ID it for me.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:rather attractive fly
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Jun 2011 - 5:29 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 5:55 AM

He is quite pretty. Which is saying something for a fly. I like the spots on his wings. A great set Carol..........Sandy

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Alan_Coles
2 Jun 2011 - 6:18 AM

Great set and well presented - as always excellent details.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 6:35 AM

What a lovely creature, beautifully captured of course.

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 6:37 AM

A well taken set Carol, but I think a fly looks more attractive squished Grin ...Bill

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 6:55 AM

Grin Great shot of a beautifully constructed creature of mother nature,i love the spots on the gossamer wings,and the maroon eyes.Personally i would say this was a fruit fly pollinating the flower whilst feeding.Grin wish i could fly,it would save a lot of money on petrol.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:16 AM

I like you don't usually photo flies but as you say some are rather attractive. 3 super shots.SmileSmile

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:16 AM

He/she does indeed have such delicate and pretty wings and a face which reminds me of Hoverflies. Do hope someone provides the ID soon so we all gt to know! Great details and a very pretty "perch" too.

Ann

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:19 AM

three belters carol wonderful detail and colours love the wings v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84253 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:25 AM

Isn't it pretty! My favourite is version 2, it shows all the wonderful details brilliantly! As for ID, you've stumped me here, I can't find it at all - I shall keep an eye on further comments, hopefully someone else will know. Smile

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viscostatic
2 Jun 2011 - 7:43 AM

For a fly it is one of the prettier ones with beautiful detail in the the wings, especially in V2 and V3 Carol.

Phil.

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:44 AM

Unusual, maybe its a Mediterranean type.
chris

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:47 AM

Fine work.

Rock

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:51 AM

Wonderful and fantastic set of images,very well done,
saeid

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:52 AM

Lovely soft colours which adds to the beauty of the fly Smile
Well spotted Carol
Helen

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
2 Jun 2011 - 7:58 AM

Certainly does have beautiful wings, as your shots show. 3 good ones Carol. No idea what it is though. Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 8:05 AM

He really is a beauty ... those wings are something else
A vote for V1 today .... but all really are soooo good.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 8:33 AM

excellent set and positioning of the fly my choice today is V2

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User_Removed
2 Jun 2011 - 8:36 AM

Excellent detail in all of them.

Lucien.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 9:03 AM

A vote for V2, it stands out! Angle, composition, detail.
Moira

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achieverswales

Three excellent captures Carol, V1 for me excellent clarity.

Regards

Trev.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 10:12 AM

3 gems

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 10:33 AM

superb capture as always Carol
regards
Yung

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 10:51 AM

Sorry Carol, I draw the line at calling a fly 'attractive' a fly will do nicely......
But must say you have captured him rather attractivelyWink
Lillian

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HobbitDave
2 Jun 2011 - 10:56 AM

I've never really fancied a fly before, but I can see what you mean, Carol Wink Wink Those eyes......has to be a female Wink
Great detail. Ollie blows many DSLR shots away! Keep 'em coming.
Dave.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 11:10 AM

V2 shows his unusual wings to perfection. He is rather dapper.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
2 Jun 2011 - 11:25 AM

Gorgeous-never thought I'd say that about a fly .The wings are like mother of pearl.Have been snapping bees this a.m. Gill

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 11:26 AM

The wings are beautiful Carol and you have made him look very attractive - but flies.....ugh!!
Joan.

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digital_boi
2 Jun 2011 - 12:12 PM

All crackers Carol V1 stands out a bit more for me with the light on the wings they almost have a mother of pearl look nice work clickGrinGrinGrin

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
2 Jun 2011 - 1:29 PM

super series of close up detail captures agin Carol, super colours. Well done.Smile
Jeff

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 2:42 PM

Can't say I like flies, but this chap certainly is colourful! Smile As always, excellently captured and presented set, Carol Wink
Trev Smile

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acousticmist
2 Jun 2011 - 4:18 PM

Three super close ups with great detail.................Martin

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 4:39 PM

Never seen such a dwarf fly.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
2 Jun 2011 - 4:41 PM

Three smashing and detailed captures Carol.

Len

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 5:31 PM

Well taken, lucky fly.
jon

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
2 Jun 2011 - 7:12 PM

Another superb trio of images Carol - I don't know if I can go with attractive but it is certainly different!! Lou

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 7:39 PM

"My my, attractive fly, what utterly huge eyes you have!
All the better to eyeball you with, my dear."

Carol, when you said you weren't in the habit of photographing flies, I thought you were messing about. You know, 'cos you're like the insect lady 'n' all (that's a compliment, by the way)...and then I thought, "Ahh...but maybe not so much flies...".

Glad you broke with tradition and caught this fella. Gorgeous features! I've been trying to capture this very pretty fly which seems to be suddenly visiting an in-bloom Phalaenopsis violacea daily.

Andrew

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91886 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2011 - 9:49 PM

Really like V3 Carol - I have seen some of these over here.
Brian.

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 - 11:44 PM

what pretty wings it has.. lovely captures
bunSmile

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
3 Jun 2011 - 1:49 AM

wow awesome detail, love all 3 - wonder if he's singleGrin. Superb shots
Tammy

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samarmishra
4 Jun 2011 - 3:47 AM

Hi Carol, this is again an excellent set of images as usual from your pf..

Samar..

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2011 - 7:17 AM

A beauty - fine set. A

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achieverswales

Hi Carol
Have my UA for V1, awsome shot.


Regards

Trev.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2011 - 9:46 PM

Grand macrowork Carol, I'm not surprised to see the clicks fly in for them

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Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2011 - 9:47 AM

Three superb close ups, Carol. Wonderful colour and detail. I like all threeSmile
take care,
Pauline

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