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fly little brother,  the bushfire is coming!!
3rd Placefly little brother, the bushfire is coming!!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Extended Free Study 2019-11 (Extended Editing)
Collection: 2018-2019 - CHALLENGES and outtakes
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the firetrail near where i live
Date: Nov 19, 2019
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Digital Art, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2019

3rd December 2019 ..
there have been bush fires raging on the entire east coast of Australia .. other places have been impacted but none as badly as the east coast .. which is where I live ..

the fires have been going on for weeks and taken a terrible toll on our wildlife .. koalas especially losing so much of their habitat that they will be put on the endangered list if they aren't there already ..

I left my home as the burragorang fire was so close and out of control and the wind was bringing it closer and closer every hour ..

this image brings to mind the feeling of those bush fires .. with the colours and shapes ..

it's not only the people and animals that lose their lives in these catastrophic bush fires but insects as well ..

these little hoverflies (or possibly bee flies) are probably dead now as they have been backburning where I walk on the firetrail in anticipation of the burragorang fire coming thru .. that particular fire has consumed 113,000 hectares (279,229.081 acres) already and that's just the tip of the iceberg ..

"The scale of the area burned by the fires is immense, with at least 2,700,000 hectares (6,671,845 acres) burned or currently burning in NSW and Queensland."

it's an unprecedented disaster here in Australia ..

anyway .. i often think of the impermanence of life .. especially when i photograph insects .. and also how they can get a bad rap ..
hoverflies and bee flies .. along with many other insects .. are wonderful for our ecology as they are pollinators .. much like bees .. :)

ps .. i couldnt create realistic shadows for the flying hoverflies .. and dont worry i tried ... !! ..
bit of a bummer .. :(

edit after rollover..
thankyou so much for the ribbon as it's a very meaningful image for me ..

i wrote about the fires before it went in for voting but since then they got a whole lot worse ..

Place: 3 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.6970
Avg (participants): 6.4375
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Views since voting: 742
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 33
Comments: 5
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05/24/2020 09:25:09 AM
Wow this is really awesome! It has a lot to keep me interested, wonderful colours and shadows and very unusual flies.
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12/22/2019 01:44:14 PM
Lovely job of it, Roz!

Congratulations on your RIBBON!
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12/22/2019 11:48:48 AM
I knew this was yours. Congratulations Roz! Very timely and very well done!
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12/22/2019 08:30:22 AM
Didnít get round to voting on this challenge, but this one stood out on my first view, unique composition and love the fiery colours.
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12/15/2019 06:27:25 PM
Great detail.
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