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About the only critters I see at present, this fly was having an early morning wash and brush-up.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:wash and brush-up
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:3 Jan 2014 - 6:18 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Fly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84282 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:32 AM

Beautiful colours. It's not until you get it up on screen you can see all their hairy little details - a brilliant capture! Smile

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 6:37 AM

She's a lovely shade of green Carol! Very well captured the "bath time"....
On V4 it looks as if she's waving at you! GrinGrinGrin
IB

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:45 AM

Astounding detail and clarity Carol, horrid creatures though!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:46 AM

Beautiful ablutions! V4 is my favourite.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:54 AM

Lovely colours, Carol.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
3 Jan 2014 - 7:00 AM

Different from butterflies that is for sure, but a fascinating macro of a nuisance.....Grin

Harriet

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Mike_Young
3 Jan 2014 - 7:03 AM

Cracking detail and colour Carol, very much up to your usual high standard Smile

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pink
pink  111593 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 7:14 AM

amazing detail!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 7:20 AM

Don't like these fella's but aren't they pretty? super macro.Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
3 Jan 2014 - 8:25 AM

Amazing Macro ! I must" fly" now off to work!Sad Just downloaded a basic greek holiday language course so will have a wee go at that ! gWink

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 8:26 AM

such a beautifully coloured fly....
Well captured by you

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 8:31 AM

Wonderful detail, Carol!
Amazing how such unpleasant things can scrub up so well!
Richard

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 8:39 AM

Top class macro work.

Albert

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42347 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
3 Jan 2014 - 8:41 AM

Such a great set Carol but they still don't endear me to them!!! Take care, Lou

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
3 Jan 2014 - 8:41 AM

Outstanding closeup image. You are very very good at macros.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 8:47 AM

Brilliant detail and clarity CarolSmile
Carole

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Caziwinkles
3 Jan 2014 - 9:04 AM

Such amazing detail Carol - love those colours! Smile

Carol

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viscostatic
3 Jan 2014 - 9:23 AM

I suppose even flies have to keep clean. Love the colours on the insect's body Carol.

Phil.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
3 Jan 2014 - 9:29 AM

Once again,fantastic macro ,"Super Carol" ,what else can i say (write)! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
3 Jan 2014 - 9:32 AM

Super set Carol,
Fred.

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AlexAppleby
3 Jan 2014 - 10:12 AM

They look great when photographed by you, however when buzzing round my head, or landing on my food I'm not so fond of them!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 10:37 AM

Flies are really disgusting but are amazing when viewed in macro. Great images Carol

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:25 AM

I don't know about a wash and brush up, looks like he needs a good shave too!! Grin Amazing detail and an amazing set, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 11:36 AM

Great set, Carol - we haven't even got flies to photograph!
Tony

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:44 AM

Fine macro images Carol.
Ron

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:46 AM

Another nice series Carol.
Keith

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:56 AM

Top notch Carol and how well you see and understand all these critters movements.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 12:23 PM

Superb images Carol,

Ali Grin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 2:07 PM

Most people swat flies but you bring their beauty out - great set Carol.
Joan.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 2:35 PM

So much detail Carol, just fantastic.
Brian

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 2:41 PM

Fascinating Carol.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 4:12 PM

Carol, words fail me.
I don't want to sound patronising in any way, but you have a skillset that needs to be written down or passed on in some way.
I have sat and studied these images for a full 5 minutes (a long time, on epz..!) and tried to work out how you get this detail...
... focus stacking? That's the closest I have seen, quality-wise, elsewhere. But, no, your images are 'alive'.
A book is needed - and you would fill it with aplomb - and it would be a best-seller... !
...and I thought words failed me..!

Simon
PS You are testing my resolve, again..!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 4:53 PM

Great set of images again Carol, so well capturedSmile


Cliff

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 5:18 PM

A much underrated and often despised insect, but one which plays a crucial role, and one which makes for a great set of images Carol

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
3 Jan 2014 - 5:41 PM

Stunning detail Carol,lovely set.

Basith

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 5:46 PM

Superb captures, Carol! Great details and presentation!
Regards,
George

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 5:53 PM

What a super set Carol!

Mike

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 - 6:28 PM

Great set, lovely colourSmile

Eileen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 6:58 PM

Beautiful colours and detail in these fine images Carol!!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 8:23 PM

Evenin' Carol
A fine wee Greenbottle indeedSmile

Raining as I typeSadSadSadSadSadSadSadSadSad

Adrian

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 2:31 AM

4 cracking images.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2014 - 5:44 PM

Not surprised to see the clicks fly in for these Carol, you defnitely wouldn't want to see this greenbottle hanging on your wall!Wink Poor old Fletch is astounded by your amazing macro skills, stacking eh? I can't imagine you having the time or patience for all that pullava, Mr Osmant does but he's nowt else to do!Wink

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