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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: My yard
Date: Oct 26, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2013


Dolichopodidae - Long Legged Fly
Pretty little pests, aren't they? And I do mean little. These guys only grow between 4mm - 9mm (1/8" - 3/8").

[Nov. 3rd, 2013 08:02:22 PM]

You guys really like your flies, doncha? Thanks for the awesome votes and comments.

You know, the day I took this I spent an hour and a half up a ladder taking photos of bees, hours and hours sorting and culling photos of bees, further hours processing images of bees and getting it down to a final half a dozen or so for my team to help me choose an entry for this challenge.

They chose the fly.

The seventh shot I took that day.


Dammit! Here are some of my bees. Enjoy:

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Place: 1 out of 72
Avg (all users): 7.4318
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.9737
Avg (non-participants): 7.7800
Views since voting: 2794
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 88
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/10/2013 09:09:10 AM
Grats Pam! In my absence you have been electric! :)
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11/08/2013 04:43:05 PM
Congrats. I wonder what you did in PP to give the fly this effect?
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11/07/2013 01:14:32 AM
Congrats on the blue, Pam. That fly sure has great colours, but I've just been enjoying your bees - maybe I prefer them.
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11/06/2013 11:30:13 AM
Congrats Well Deserved !
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11/05/2013 11:33:03 PM
Just looked at all the outtakes. OMG, Pam, you really could have given yourself a run for the money.
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11/05/2013 11:31:39 PM
So gorgeous - and I cannot believe I am using that adjective up on a shot of a fly . . . Congratulations on the well-deserved blue, Pam.
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11/05/2013 04:14:30 AM
How did you get this so sharp!

And why are you hiding your camera details, lol!

Congrats anyway.

Message edited by author 2013-11-05 04:14:58.
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11/04/2013 10:43:58 PM
This is so damn electric it has melted two of my monitors. Melt one of my monitors, shame on you. Melt two of my monitors... they won't get melted again. Really, I'm out of monitors. I honestly have no idea how to do this as you have. It's amazing.
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11/04/2013 04:25:28 PM
Now, THAT's an elegant fly :-) Congrats on blue!
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11/04/2013 11:19:09 AM
Well deserved blue ribbon! Congratulations Pam
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11/04/2013 10:18:50 AM
So did you do reverse lens? Fabulous picture...thought it was yours!!! Congratulations...really miss ya!!!
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11/04/2013 09:33:54 AM
Pam, you are Lord of the Flies. You received a blue for a stunning fly shot on our earlier team. Excellent shot and congrats.
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11/04/2013 03:03:44 AM
I think the guys fell for the long legs ;)
Great job Pam, all images are amazing
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11/04/2013 12:46:26 AM
Ha! Top stuff!!
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11/04/2013 12:04:54 AM
Congrats Pam,I knew this would kick it!!
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11/04/2013 12:03:19 AM
Awesome Job Pam congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2013 10:17:30 PM
Indeed. And gorgeous. 9
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11/03/2013 08:56:22 PM
perfect clarity.
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11/03/2013 08:43:12 PM
Such an awesome shot! Fully expect to see this on the front page tomorrow! Spectacular!
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11/03/2013 05:16:44 PM
this is a great macro Pam hope its doing well for you

Commenting only
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11/03/2013 02:45:52 PM
fabulous shot !!!
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11/03/2013 09:52:56 AM
Really wonderful details. "When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown". 8
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11/03/2013 03:32:23 AM
2nd best in the challenge! :)
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11/01/2013 06:51:12 PM
he colors, oh, the colors!
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11/01/2013 11:10:05 AM
The color and the bokey is pretty sweet, the eye could have more details.
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10/31/2013 09:22:45 PM
Excellent color and crisp detail. Would positioning the subject offset from center have a more dramatic effect? Nice work.
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10/29/2013 02:04:36 PM
Awesome -10
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10/28/2013 01:31:04 PM
Will be in the running for sure.
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