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"Gissa Kiss......

By Ade_Osman    
......Awww go on, you know you want too!"

Nice early upload this morning as I'm off out down to the Somerset Levels with the cameras and won't be back till late this afternoon, but I'll be thinking of you all going "erghh! yuk! that's horrid!" while I'm down there. Tongue Just a little bit of fun while I'm gone, unfortunately he won't turn into a handsome prince if you do give him a peck, much worse than that......You might get me instead Smile

Happy Monday to all.....Catch you later....Ade

20 image stack at x4 magnification, no idea of the species, though I suspect it's a fruit fly of some sort.

Tags: General Fly Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 1:22AM
Great Macro.

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dazz1 6 1
26 Mar 2012 1:23AM
Brilliant !!
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
26 Mar 2012 1:28AM
great work on this fly Wink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Mar 2012 1:43AM
OH, not fair Ade-- just about to go to bed and you have given me night mare material---
Talk about macro-- raised the bar me thinks!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Mar 2012 2:58AM
That is one ugly bug. Far too much detail. Excellent work mind you..............Sandy
26 Mar 2012 3:32AM
Great detail, very good.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
26 Mar 2012 5:40AM
Great almost scary details

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Mar 2012 6:30AM
Now you're really showing off, Ade Wink Magnificent detail, I'm sure you will find a much more pleasing subject on the Levels, have a great day Smile Carol
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 6:46AM
20 images stack...
A lot of photoshop work done...
So much detail...
I never get them to stay still so this one must be dead or you might have chilled it...
Magic image...

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Mar 2012 6:53AM
Chilled it Dave, wifey won't let me kill anything, she's that kinda woman! Thanks for the award, muchly appreciated.....

Ade Grin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
26 Mar 2012 7:11AM
Taken at the local nickWink Ade. Detailed indeed !!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 7:12AM
Like a creature from outer space! Amazing!
Leilani 13 29 3 England
26 Mar 2012 7:18AM
Amazing image but really has the gross factor first thing in the alien! (Shudders)Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Mar 2012 8:32AM
Have a great day out whilst we scare ourselves coming up close and personal with this "beauty", Ade: incredible to see the detail here.....just g;ad it's not life sized.
Alvar 11 23 2 France
26 Mar 2012 10:03AM
Great shot and detail AdeSmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
26 Mar 2012 10:09AM
Have a good bug day mate, awesome macro image.


ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Mar 2012 11:05AM
There's macro...and there's MACRO.

Man oh man...pretty fly, Ade Smile

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
26 Mar 2012 11:07AM
Excellent Ade, BTW.....could you tell us how you 'chill' it,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Mar 2012 11:51AM
Mind boggling quality Ade. Fantastic detail.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2012 3:13PM
amazing detail
26 Mar 2012 3:34PM
Awesome macro.
urgh, completly gross but very well captured lol
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
26 Mar 2012 4:14PM
Astounding detail in this awesome close up Ade, you've definitely picked a good day to get out and about with your camera
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
26 Mar 2012 6:12PM
Terrific. Thats a great lens, - very difficult to use.

chase 12 1.1k 246 England
26 Mar 2012 6:25PM

Quote:erghh! yuk! that's horrid!

Oh so true !! Wink
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
26 Mar 2012 6:37PM
Not long got in from the Levels, now have a whole load of processing to do......Zzzzzzz......Thanks for all the comments and to RWPhotoGraphix & Ugly's award, much appreciated guys!!

In answer to Geoff's query about chilling insects, I pot them and put them into the bottom of the fridge mate, give them about 10-15 minutes and they're as dopey as you like, you can even handle the real nasties with care. Don't put them in the freezer though, not unless you want then dead as they pretty well go straight into shock and die......Not really any good freezing them either as they lose all their life and damage occurs in the eyes.......

Cor 9 Belgium
26 Mar 2012 8:02PM
A CRACKER SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
26 Mar 2012 9:24PM
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
26 Mar 2012 9:31PM
OMG - absolutely brilliant Ade. Incredible detail and textures and the eyes are magnificent. Superb work.
RU553DG3 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 6:05PM
29 Mar 2012 10:02AM
What a beauty! A

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