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Fruit Fly by killersnowman Fruit Fly by killersnowman
its a fruit fly in some sort of fruit blossom. i just cant believe that he/she stood still long enough for me to get this shot! =) i was using 68mm of extesnion tubes on a 50mm f/2.5 compact macro so the focusing distance was like an inch and a half!!

hope you enjoy!.... =D
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BrandonEscalante Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Hahaha sorry about leaving the link on your front page....i just wanted some people to look at it and let me know what they think...but anyway this picture is great how you got so closse up to the fly and how its so still and you got it so clear too! howd you do that????? keep up the good work with the marco shots of fruit flys!!!!!!!!

-Brandon
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Shelagnoa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
I've seen a lot of fly macros recently, for some weird reason. It's almost a fad. :/

Anyway, it's really interesting how the pollen nodes give a sense of movement. Was that intentional? I love the detail, the proboscis is really a scary thing. :bulletblue:
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
well... im not sure its a fad, but thanks for the little critique. no, i did not try to give it movement with the pollen nodes, but you are right, it does!

thanks!
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nORiNkeR Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Photographer
Great shot, really cool how the fly stayed put! :clap:
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EndlessFantasy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Photographer
Wow.... amazing.. I love how it's only the fly in focus... great work. :D
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
why thank you
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thehollywood Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005   Photographer
Wow. You got a fly to sit still THAT close? That's... pretty cool... ^_^

Flies don't like me- and for good reason- I think they're evil.

To get on with it- I really like this shot. The fly is in really good focus, and the black is nicely blurred. The composition is beautiful. Yet another masterpiece snowman. :)
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much! glad you like this one, its one of my favourites =D
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1/60 second
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50 mm
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Feb 12, 2005, 5:54:32 PM
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