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This is more mysterious than silly, I reckon.

I saw this fly snarfling around in some Buddleia. Or so I thought. As I went nearer I found it odd it hadnít detected my presence. It was dead!

I canít imagine what had caused it to nosedive into the Buddleia so. All I will say is this: Check your fuel gauge before liftoff, people.

Andrew

Camera:Canon PowerShot A480
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Flydiving
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:3 Feb 2013 - 5:59 PM
Tags:Bizarre, Buddleia, Close-up / macro, Crashlanded, Dead, Fly, Humour / fun, Insect, Nosedive, Silly sunday, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

Poor fella, Andrew, he looks stiff judging by his back leg Grin. Are you sure there wasn't a crab spider on the end of his nose? Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:08 PM

Excellent macro Andrew.

Ken

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

A great deadly macroSmile
NettaSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

What can one say.....
No wonder the critter was still......

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:13 PM

I'll bet there is a lucky spider within the blossom--- nice wing detail!

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:14 PM

Intriguing image, good way to go though, nose down in flowers!

R

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64541 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:58 PM

What a great way to go. Nose first into nectar. Grin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
3 Feb 2013 - 8:08 PM

a great close up.
Effrossini

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 8:13 PM

Certainly makes life a lot easier for a macro shot!! Super details in that wing.

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 10:15 PM

Ouch!!
Joan.

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gingerdelight
3 Feb 2013 - 10:26 PM

Death by fragrance! But a great capture!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 10:30 PM

A nice way to go possibly WinkWinkWink
Helen

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 12:26 AM

fantastic detail andrew brilliant colour a cracking close up nice one ')
andy

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 - 4:51 AM

What a sad story of this careless fly trying to go the distance without fuelling up Smile A great capture Andrew !!Grin

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 5:14 AM

Maybe he was allergic to Buddleia Andrew, looks like he may have died happy anyhow Smile Hang a print of this outside for his offspring to mourn over Wink
Rgds., Jim

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 7:45 AM

Awww what a strange thing to find - but he still has lovely detailed wings. Your philosophy is spot on Andrew! SmileSmile
Ann

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
4 Feb 2013 - 10:40 AM

A well spotted and captured shot, Andrew, pity it had died.
Roy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 1:29 PM

Great macro shot. Maybe there's a wee spider lurking in there devouring its insides. That's what they do In Spain.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 4:20 PM

At least he sat still for you! Wink Beautiful detail and colours.
Rende

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 1:03 PM

Awwwwww..................... What a pitySadSad.... At least he was still for the photoGrinGrin
Diane
Bloomin NoraTongue I hadnt read Rende's comment honestGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 10:14 PM

Not surprised to see the clicks fly in for this one Andrew, this little fella won't fly again however.
Quote: At least he sat still for you! Wink Beautiful detail and colours.
Rende

This comment Rendered me speechless with its black humour!Wink

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annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 2:15 AM

lovely title for this hairy sod!

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
7 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM

Excellent macro

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 - 7:40 PM

Shame the fly had died, great shot Andrew with wonderful detail! Smile
Jan

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UrbaneMagick
8 Feb 2013 - 4:06 PM

Hey Andrew,

hope your'e well my mate Smile

Great crisp shot mate, beautiful colour in the wing!!

......and dead , your'e narrative paints apicture & we'll go by that Smile

Gareth

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Feb 2013 - 7:58 PM

Well very clear shot and amusing to like it Andrew, made me smile, regards Leon,GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 10:04 PM

Super sharp and great detail.
Johanna

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