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Next step could be fatal...

By Bernice010
I hit a fly buzzing around my window with a newspaper. I picked him up by his wing and carried him to my Venus Fly Trap.

Unfortunately I hadn't hit him hard enough and he suddenly came back to life as I was dropping him on a leaf!

He managed to walk across the plant a couple of times (even springing a couple of the traps) before recovering and flying away.... Damn!

Tags: Fly Insect Close-up and macro Venus Trap Wildlife and nature

Voters: AlanBW, swkfilms, Term and 17 more

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2 Jun 2006 6:02AM
HAHAHA, great story accompaniment and great picture. Keep it up

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Term 14 86 9 England
2 Jun 2006 6:23AM
great colour and detail only small critism is that the presentation lets it down.

vonny 14
2 Jun 2006 11:30AM
Great macro shot ,
Better luck with the next one for the trap 0)
DYankee 14 6 United States
2 Jun 2006 11:58AM
Great close up work! Amazing detail!
Dawn Smile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Jun 2006 1:09PM
YOu did get close--- this is a fine image--too bad the trap didn't move as fast as he did!

KarenFB Plus
13 5.4k 175 England
3 Jun 2006 9:20PM
Another brilliant macro, the colours on this fly are beautiful. If I'm going to be picky, I think I agree with Term, I'm not sure I like the green frame! Still the actual photo is good.
RachelMB 14 42 10 England
3 Jun 2006 11:35PM
At least it looks alive though! Wink I like this one a lot, it's funny.

The green frame doesn't really bother me, but it could be down to personal taste. Smile
RichardB 15 328 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2006 11:00AM
LOL - some days you're the fly somedays you're the windscreen - guess this was his lucky day !
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
4 Jun 2006 11:18AM
Great detail and very close.
SoupyD 14
4 Jun 2006 3:58PM
hit him harder next time! cracking close up!
angelamary 14 6 England
4 Jun 2006 11:16PM
Very well caught! (Both times!) Beautiful colours. Just a shame the plant missed out!

I don't think the frame is that 'off'... Looks as if you 'colour picked' it from the flys back so it should've worked... Maybe a darker colour selection would've been slightly better, but I don't think it detracts.
jaglin 15 6
5 Jun 2006 7:27AM
Waow! That s pretty close to the plant's nasty bits, be carefull it doesn t get your lense!
Billies 15 7 Ireland
5 Jun 2006 10:31AM
Great one. Love your description.
UserRemoved 13 42
5 Jun 2006 11:41AM
poor fly
Emmaelle 14 12
6 Jun 2006 11:21AM
Ha ha! Nice shot and story too!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2116 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2006 2:04PM
Great story, great picture.
SexyDan 13 14 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2007 8:14PM
wow i like it, ya givin me an idea now as i have just bought a fly trap....Ps are the fly traps easy to keep alive

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