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You know what? I had never meant to post the previous pic. While processing the actual plane pic, that weird negativy thing came up and I went, “’ello ‘ello…I quite like this!”…and kept it for myself. But on some bizarre impulse I put it up on Tuesday. And I’m glad I did ‘cos there were some lovely comments on that shot. So thanks, all, for making me feel not too silly about my impulse Smile

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With those completely unnecessary ramblings out of the way, here’s today’s upload.

A piece of fortuitous timing thanks to that crazy torpedo of a fly.

There I was on Sunday morning taking a picture of morning glories behind the kitchen. I had just snapped this one. When I looked on the LCD, I was like, “Nooo…WAY”.

This crazy fly had been buzzing around like a manic thing earlier and had disappeared. And it obviously decided to ZOOM right in at just the right time, escaping my eyes but not the cam’s.

V1 is the original, V2 is very cropped and sharpened, V3 with the background removed.

A Smile

Camera:Olympus T-100
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:INCOMIIIIIIIIING...
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:15 Apr 2010 - 1:52 PM
Tags:Crazy fly, Flower, Flowers & plants, Fly, Humour / fun, Hurtling, Incomiiiiiiiiing, Morning glory, Purple, Timing, Torpedo jones, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 2:00 PM

Looks like another aeroplane going in to land here
Well captured

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 2:04 PM

Such a beautiful blue in this mornng glory, and Andrew you have done him proud!!
Like V1 as all the background suits this...like little 'blotches' and greenery.
well done to the fly buzzing in!
Lillian

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Swamiji
Swamiji  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 2:04 PM

Great capture!
- Swamiji

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 2:07 PM

Love version 3 - looks like a Kamikaze dive!

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 2:08 PM

Three great images.
RJ.

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gingerdelight
15 Apr 2010 - 3:14 PM

Wow, what a bit of luck! He must have been waiting in the wings (pun extremely intended!) to dive into the flower as you clicked! A great shot, well done!
Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 3:20 PM

Can't beat a volunteer!! Wonderful flower; the colour is truly stunning. Probably won't be aby surprise if I give my vote to V3!

Ann

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boony
boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 3:28 PM

fantastic shot

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 3:28 PM

This is most spectaculaar! Great timing

Jennnnn

V2 the crop os the best

V3-- I see/saw no need to clone out the bg--maybe just some of the light at the bottom--- the leaves, etc give the flower a sense of place-- V1 and 2 are stunning!

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franken
franken e2 Member 113098 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 4:26 PM

Versions 1 & 3 for me.

Ken

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 4:35 PM

wonderful colour and light brilliant timing got a soft spot for v1 today nice one Wink
andy

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 5:14 PM

AS everyone else says, and I am in total agreement, a stunning image, with V1 in the top place.
Joan.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 5:58 PM

A marvellous macro shot Andrew, you've timed this one to perfection. An astounding piece of imagery if ever I saw it, V1 is my favourite

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 6:29 PM

v2 for me, but tell him, dont follow the light Sad lesley

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 6:52 PM

Well captured and interesting triple ... v2 for me too well processed Colin

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2010 - 8:41 PM

All been said already! £ Cracking images , usually I prefer to clear out the background but in this case althougt V3 has been very well done and does look really good I prefer V1 with the greenery ( apart from that little "eye" on the right hand corner.
Regards Mary

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Neeka
Neeka  5 Wales
15 Apr 2010 - 9:35 PM

Way cool, ChiliPeep!!!!!!
~Necia~

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 6:52 AM

Fantastic timing, Andrew, a super set of this beautiful flower, which is out in abundance here now. Carol

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 7:49 AM

No way!! THANKS FOR YOUR ROSY AWARD, CAROL SmileSmile

Gosh...

Lillian and Mary, yep, I wanted to keep the background 'cos it gave the flower a sense of place (and Ann, I knew you'd like V3...lol).

Seems like most people prefer V1. Me too.

Thanks, everyone Smile

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 8:08 AM

Nice, different and beautiful. However, I would go for V3! excellent work
Astyag

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2010 - 8:50 AM

well timed capture Andrew, v3 is great with the dark b/g.

regards
Yung

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
16 Apr 2010 - 10:04 AM

Brilliant well timed capture, super set Andrew

Nicky

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2010 - 1:01 PM

How fortunate! I think this is an excellent shot though it seems a little over-sharpened to me, which has made the flower petals look almost as if they're made of denim. I rather like that but, if you're going for a natural look, you should probably tone down the sharpening a bit.

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