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Snuffed it.....

By cattyal  
I've had this one sitting on my desktop for a while now and I still like it so time to subject it to EPZ. Ok, technically it might be argued that it's not up to much and of course I had to use some Lucisart Whyeth on it but for all that I just like the light, shape, shadow etc.

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

Voters: Lou_Pink, rajeshdas, crookymonsta and 28 more

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27 Mar 2009 12:49PM
didn't realise flies were so hairy! Love the shadows in this really cool


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nice Details
27 Mar 2009 1:23PM
I think this works very well. The shadow is impressive.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Mar 2009 1:32PM
Best thing for it! Good detail captured, and well presented. Carol
27 Mar 2009 1:39PM
Fantastic Alison.
Love the way the shadow is elongated, making it look quite a monster.
Even thugh the fly is no longer in this world, he has maintained some beautiful colours.
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
27 Mar 2009 2:20PM
Thanks everyone Smile

There is a room at the top of the building here at work where flies emerge from under the eaves and then drop dead. I gathered a big pile of them a few weeks ago (well about a dozen) much to everyone's disgust and this was the only pretty one amongst the lot. Maybe I'll pop up again before I go home this evening......
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3809 Canada
27 Mar 2009 4:51PM
Love it. I would clone out what looks like a mark on the left near the bottom.

cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
27 Mar 2009 6:16PM

Quote:Love it. I would clone out what looks like a mark on the left near the bottom.


Job done - I noticed that this afternoon but was unable to do anything about it until now Smile
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
27 Mar 2009 10:27PM
Thank you for your award Bernard - a very nice way to round off my day Smile

Incidentally I went to look for my flies before I left the office and not a single one to be found - I shall have to wait for a warm day and see if they return. Meanwhile I'll be hunting for a bumble bee - I had a request for one back in November and have been waiting for the to reappear. I hasten to add that I won't be swatting any for a photo - they're too pretty for that!
28 Mar 2009 11:33AM
An amazing shot
Just love the shadow as well
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
29 Mar 2009 3:55PM
love the long shadow which adds to the atmposhere of death.lesley
Krakman 11 3.6k Scotland
3 Apr 2009 8:17PM
I squeezed my eyes shut and clicked! Wink
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
3 Apr 2009 8:19PM
But you missed Wink
joolsb Plus
13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
3 Apr 2009 8:25PM
Very nicely done. Here's a click just to get this to the ever-so-annoying 29 votes.... Wink
cattyal Plus
12 8.3k 6 England
3 Apr 2009 8:38PM
Thanks Jools but thank you even more Jan for getting me past the annoying 29 before I even realised Smile (I've just had my daily losing EPZ for 10 minutes - always around the same sort of time for some reason.)
andmolliethedog 12 120 11 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 9:22AM
Great work...

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