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i'm not just a pretty face !!
i'm not just a pretty face !!

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Challenge: 101 Meters (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: just by my front door on the old water tank
Date: Feb 3, 2019
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2019

to answer Gaby kasaba ..
this little guy .. about 6mm or 7mm long .. maybe a bit more than an eighth of an inch long .. was soaking up the sun on an old water tank near my front door ..
there were only these sort of flies around .. and they are quite flighty .. but if you move really slowly the occasional one will stay still for a couple of shots ..
the end of my lens is about 4 or 5 inches away from the insect .. some fly off when you get close .. some dont .. and they are the sort of flies that are annoying .. if you swat them away they come back .. so i dont think they are hugely afraid of the lens ..
being summer here they are much harder to photograph .. being really active .. in winter flies are slower and more sluggish ..

thanks so much for the recognition during voting Johanna tanguera .. xxx
and thankyou everyone who may got over their aversion to flies to give this little guy a good score .. :)

used a 36mm extension tube on the 100mm macro lens .. ..and speedlight external flash ..

Place: 4 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.3256
Avg (participants): 6.0345
Avg (non-participants): 6.9286
Views since voting: 880
Views during voting: 83
Votes: 43
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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02/12/2019 12:35:25 PM
I thought this had to be the Bug Master herself, Roz! Well done!

Congratulations, friend!
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02/11/2019 09:18:56 AM
Congrats Roz!
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02/11/2019 02:11:11 AM
I have to say that I don't miss Australian flies!! They are so persistent, in the north I had to wear a full veil to be able to stay outdoors. We crossed Simpson Desert years ago and camped in the middle of it, 400km away from any kind of civilization. When we got out of the car we thought OMG, finally no flies!! BUT 10 minutes later the first one arrived followed by others! They flew 400km to annoy us!! ;)

Anyway, fantastic image, Roz :) Congrats on HM.
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02/11/2019 12:55:38 AM
Ho do you do it? Maybe your flies are more relaxed than African flies :-))). Ours don't sit still :-) Fantastic shot
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02/11/2019 12:36:10 AM
Originally posted by Neat:

Swat that!!
Congrats :)

lol .. swat that .. NEVER .. !! .. they are too good to photograph .. !! ..;)

edit to say .. mosquitoes however .. i will gladly swat them ..

Message edited by author 2019-02-11 00:37:22.
02/11/2019 12:35:31 AM
Call the swat team! You are the lord of the flies.
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02/11/2019 12:33:58 AM
Swat that!!
Congrats :)
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02/11/2019 12:23:20 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/10/2019 11:31:04 AM
Very good macro with a bit of attitude.
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02/09/2019 07:09:28 PM
I love the high key look.
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02/07/2019 09:35:25 PM
Very good macro
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02/04/2019 12:34:29 AM
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