Challenge #57 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Yes, this challenge is giving flies (Order Diptera) the opportunity to show their talents??? and redeem themselves in the eyes of the public who just see them as pests needing to be swatted or sprayed. You may enter any type of flies, (order Diptera) whether they are house flies, hover flies, robber flies, time flies, even mosquitoes and gnats, (which are in the same family). The flies should be outside, on flowers, leaves, buzzing around, or just doing what they do; NOT under studio lights. NO bees, beetles, bugs, dragonflies, (which aren't flies) or other insects. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Refer to http://bugguide.net/node/view/55/bgpage?from=0 for more information. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE
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Fly on Black Eyed Susan
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Fly resting on a Black Eyed Susan
Submitted: Thursday, 1st August, 2013 02:41 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 26th August, 2012
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Notes: Taken with a 5D Marl II, 13mm Vello extension tube and 50mm f/1.8 lens. I used a hand held flash off to the right and a very small aperture
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