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I often see flies with vertical stripes to their eyes, but this is the first one with horizontal stripes Smile
Apologies for the late upload, woke this morning to a power cut, unannounced, of course, and it has only just re-connected.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the contortionist!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:19 Jun 2013 - 7:19 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:81
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 7:26 AM

Such amazing eyes - brilliantly caught!

I don't usually see them until the wretched thing bites me!! Smile

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barbarahirst
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19 Jun 2013 - 7:28 AM

Thought you were late

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ColleenA
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19 Jun 2013 - 7:35 AM

I must admit I checked twice to see if I had missed your upload earlier...superb macro carol...amazing eyes

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LynneJoyce
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19 Jun 2013 - 7:55 AM

Superb aerobics shot in V1 and love those eyes in V2.

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annettep38
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:01 AM

Wow v2 for me! Love his sunglasses ! Is it Elton John after a facelift?

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
19 Jun 2013 - 8:14 AM

Totally amazing Carol !! Those shades are so cool Smile

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ugly
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:24 AM

V2 for me toady..
A very nice macro set..

Dave

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helenlinda
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

Fantastic colours Carol SmileSmile
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sweetpea62
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:38 AM

V2 for me Carol,love the shades..Lin

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NaturesHaven
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:46 AM

Fascinating close up..........super colours.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
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19 Jun 2013 - 9:20 AM

Two fantastic shots - like both of them , Carol....GrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
19 Jun 2013 - 10:01 AM

fine work Carol

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Growmore
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19 Jun 2013 - 10:21 AM

Great captures Carol boy are they ugly up this close,
Gary

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ChrisWallace
19 Jun 2013 - 10:23 AM

I contort like that when a Horse fly bites me.
Lovely image Carol but dont let it bite you.
Chris

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Rock
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19 Jun 2013 - 10:24 AM

Excellent captures !

Rock

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danbrann
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19 Jun 2013 - 10:33 AM

I think this one just bit me in the garden.i'm itching all over. Spectacular Carol.

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Irishkate
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19 Jun 2013 - 10:45 AM

Never fails to amaze me how much you see up close and personal.
Extreme macros Carol.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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19 Jun 2013 - 11:25 AM

Super shots, Carol - I bet he saw you coming with those eyes!
Tony

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accipiter
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19 Jun 2013 - 11:26 AM

Great images - how long does it take you to train these little chaps Carol? It is so nice to see your work back on epz. A

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19 Jun 2013 - 12:16 PM

Two excellent portraits

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WhiteRose1
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19 Jun 2013 - 12:30 PM

I want a pair of those sun glasses!! SmileGrin

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Daisymaye
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19 Jun 2013 - 12:34 PM

Yes, my first thought too. He's wearing sunglasses. Both super shots Carol.......Sandy

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RajaSidambaram
19 Jun 2013 - 12:35 PM

Wonderful, glistening, multicolored,giant eyes with horizontal stripes, a crown on your macros, Carol. Lovely V2. - Raja.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Jun 2013 - 1:36 PM

AM-EYES-ING!WinkGill

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AnnChown
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19 Jun 2013 - 2:26 PM

Huge eyes! Wow - bet he can see for miles! Smile
Ann

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tomcat
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19 Jun 2013 - 3:37 PM

Afternoon Carol

'Tis as trange one indeedSmile
Could call it humbug eyes

Slightly overcast today and very humid +22c when I last checked and very oppresive

Adrian

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 - 3:43 PM

Brilliant

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TrevBatWCC
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19 Jun 2013 - 4:11 PM

What amazing eyes! Two stunning close-ups, Carol Wink
Trev Smile

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Mrsbass
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19 Jun 2013 - 4:21 PM

OMG Carol - I have been waiting with anticipation since your teaser about this image yestreday and I am not dissapointed - Stunning.

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BarbaraR
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19 Jun 2013 - 4:23 PM

He looks very cool !

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JohnChambersPhotography

The colours are just brill that and the detail are top draw great shot.

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marktc
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19 Jun 2013 - 5:05 PM

Amazing images again Carol, I only wish I had a UA to give you... stunning.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
19 Jun 2013 - 6:11 PM

Amazing macro, very nice detail.

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19 Jun 2013 - 6:14 PM

Bloody horse-flies......Kill them! Wink

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 - 6:15 PM

A very cool looking fly, Carol.

P.

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ChiliMan
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19 Jun 2013 - 6:39 PM

Groovy shades Wink

INCREDIBLE detail and close-ups, Carol. Wowww...

Andrew

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GeorgePlatis
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19 Jun 2013 - 6:46 PM

Strange eyes indeed, Carol, but excellent work as always!
George

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19 Jun 2013 - 7:11 PM

Awesome

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19 Jun 2013 - 7:12 PM

Those eyes are amazing Carol, such wonderful colours and patterns in them.

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19 Jun 2013 - 7:19 PM


Quote: Strange eyes indeed, Carol, but excellent work as always!
George

I quite agree Carol.GrinGrin
Ron

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achieverswales
19 Jun 2013 - 7:59 PM

Simply stunning macros with V2 my choice Carol.


Regards

Trev.

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jaktis
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:01 PM

Two crackers of this striped eyes.

Thank you so very much for the award

Peter

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19 Jun 2013 - 8:44 PM

Two super images Carol, very well observed and captured, great colour and detail,
fantastic eyes.
David

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Niknut
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19 Jun 2013 - 9:55 PM

Amazing shot s !!!!!!!!!!

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20 Jun 2013 - 7:48 AM

I have never seen eyes quite like those, no matter what position they are presented to you in, Carol: excellent shots of this original subject.
Ronnie.

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

V1 for me, V2 a bit scary. Si

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20 Jun 2013 - 10:14 AM

Top draw Carol
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20 Jun 2013 - 12:07 PM

Amazing detail in both Carol,
Geoff.

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
20 Jun 2013 - 2:17 PM

Stunning again Carol, super detail fab colours, Very well done. Jeff

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20 Jun 2013 - 7:26 PM

That one impressive pair of "shades" I must sayGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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bluetitblue
20 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

Great macro work excellent detail.Smile

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20 Jun 2013 - 9:16 PM

Different Carol - those eyes look like beetles bodies.
Brian.

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
21 Jun 2013 - 12:05 AM

Hi Carol, V2 for me, Good pic!!!
Best regards,
LuDa

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21 Jun 2013 - 12:44 PM

Excelente.

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25 Jun 2013 - 2:52 AM

Eyes to hypnotise anyone who goes by... Unless she's been at the magic mushrooms... GrinGrinGrin
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