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this hairy sod is a fly of the anthrax kind, not sure of the subspecies , V2 is not here for any photographic merit, just to help identify him.

many thanks to Ronnie Walter and Andrew for their generous awards and to all of you who voted and /or left comments.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Micro Nikkor 200mm f/4 D (IF) Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2012 - 6:23 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Just a fly, no butter this time.
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:13 Jan 2013 - 8:33 PM
Tags:Anthrax, Anthrax anthrax, Fly, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:35 PM

Stunning detail. Love the sharpness in the wings . Bob Smile

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:38 PM

Superb close up

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:45 PM

Ahhhh--- Annette--- too much detail-- this is the stuff bad dreams are made or--- way sharp and clear!

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
13 Jan 2013 - 8:48 PM

Superb shot Annette. Excellent detail.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:49 PM

fantastic detail annette wonderful colour and tones can't split these two today so half a vote each two stunners nice ones Wink
andy

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 8:56 PM

Gorgeous close up with great detailSmile
NettaSmile

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

Superb, Annette.
Colin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM

Great macro, superb detail,
Ali Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM

A spiky little critter, Annette. He scrubs up well! TongueGrinGrin

Dave

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headskiesfly
13 Jan 2013 - 9:18 PM

Now that's what you call a close up.
Rick

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 9:22 PM

Awesome and wonderful detail! Smile
Jan

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

Terrific detail in this super macro shot.
Paul

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

Amazing detail captured in these stunning macros.

Albert

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 10:17 PM

Gruesome looking bugger AnnetteSmile

Oodles of detail, in this well taken close-upTongue

Adrian

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UrbaneMagick
13 Jan 2013 - 10:18 PM

Boom..... fantastic detail Annette..... stuner, have an award Smile

GarethSmile

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

Stunning capture Annette,both equally good.SmileSmileSmile
Elena

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:04 PM

Doubt he'll win any beauty contests but excellent if disturbing details of the ugly little critter!

Ann

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:06 PM

Macro detail Annette, anthrax !!!!!
Ron.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:14 PM

Brilliant macro work.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 13 Jan 2013 - 11:15 PM

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maggietear
13 Jan 2013 - 11:18 PM

Hi Annette, how are you? He's quite attractive, seen with all this amazing detail! A great macro image!
Maggie

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 11:19 PM

Wow! Stunning macro.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:34 PM

V 1 is quite close enough for me, Annette: excellent detail captured though, although not my favourite of subjectsWinkWink.
Ronnie.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 - 11:36 PM

The detail in this image is amazing Annette
Jim

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 11:47 PM

Stunningly sharp. Wouldn't like to meet him though!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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debu
debu  4 India
14 Jan 2013 - 12:45 AM

Super detailed images.
debu

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 2:42 AM

You are getting up close and personal here Annette Smile We have a flower here in Texas that looks very similar to this, called Greggs mistflower. The butterflies especially love it.

Anne

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 - 4:01 AM

These are super excellent images Annette ! I never knew just how ugly a fly was until now Smile I don't think South African flies are so yucchy Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:08 AM

Two top class images, Annette, interesting colouring and markings, and superb detail. Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:13 AM

Incredible images Annette...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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14 Jan 2013 - 9:40 AM

Stunning close up shots Annette. Loaded with superb detail.
Ron

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:32 AM

Certainly not a handsome chappie but lovely gruesome detailSmile
Carole

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

Not the prettiest of creatures Annette but a superb image.
Joan.

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 12:49 PM

200mm superb detail, well done.

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

No ID sorry, but what cracking detail, super shots Annette.

Nick

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digital_boi
14 Jan 2013 - 1:30 PM

V1 for me Annette fine close up capture excellent details

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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rajasekar
rajasekar  5 India2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:01 PM

I like the first one very much as its sharpness is better than the second one. Stunning Macro! Great Click

Raja

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evelen
evelen  9 England
14 Jan 2013 - 6:33 PM

excellent shots annette.
eve.Smile

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

Two excellent shots with lovely detail
mike

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7124 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

Wow detail in them 2 shots is amazing nice Macro shots

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

WOW -- Annette, this is an AMAZING macro.
-=\Walter

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 1:58 PM

FanTAStic close-up, Annette! Such a fascinating face this fella has too.

Andrew

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 - 7:38 PM

FANTASTIC Annette.
Brian

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
16 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

That is a fly and a half Annette, macro to die for very well done, congratulations, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
17 Jan 2013 - 1:55 AM

A great macro imaged......Grin

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
18 Jan 2013 - 1:47 PM

two lovely macro shot good detail well done you have a great p/f like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 6:19 PM

It's a tachinidae fly Annette and what an ugly blighter he is too. I remember seeing one of those on Cleeve Common a few years ago and photographing him. He's in my portfolio somewhere!

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User_Removed
13 Feb 2013 - 2:08 AM

without butter...a really very big shot, dear Annette...equipment and PF too...stunning watching all these awards...
*chapeau !!!*....THX voting -winter scenery-
have a nice day
werner

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