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Snail Parasitic Blowfly
2nd PlaceSnail Parasitic Blowfly

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Challenge: Free Study 2021-10 (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2021-2022 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Oct 21, 2021
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2021

[Nov. 4th, 2021 05:11:25 PM]

this is going really well .. 7.1 .. considering i feel its a pretty boring photo .. like he's just sitting there not being interesting . !! ..
but he's an extremely attractive and unusual fly which i think might be appealing to the voters .. :)

btw .. i love reading backstories from other ppl after rollover .. which is why i often put a bit of a story in my photographers comments in case other ppl like to read them too ...
also i feel it makes this site more personal and gives a glimpse into our lives and methods .. sorta ..

someone told me that most ppl are too lazy to read anything of any length and to keep it short ..

feedback on that would be appreciated .. like is anyone actually interested ..
ie. i dont really want to bother writing a whole screed if no-one wants to read it .. :)

for Jim jim29028 ..
I'm not that patient either .. i wander around looking and listening for bugs .. these particular snail parasitic blowflies have a distinctive voice ..
and they flit from one spot to another .. when one lands I squat down .. slowly so I don't scare it off .. and try and get a few shots .. they're not usually in one spot for longer than a few seconds ..
then another one might land .. and I'll try again .. most of them fly off before I've got close enough ..
but I might spend 10 minutes .. give or take .. then wander off ..
so not patient ..
and really .. they're not that hard to photograph .. stacks easier than capturing a bird in flight .. ;)

Place: 2 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.9592
Avg (participants): 6.9444
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 568
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 49
Comments: 11
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11/12/2021 08:07:44 PM
Jeez Roz, you are still crushing it! This is fantastic. You should be called Lord of the Flies. ;-) Congrats!
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11/12/2021 10:01:40 AM
I love reading backstories; you're not wasting your time! And congratulations :-)
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11/10/2021 05:55:18 AM
Amazing image!
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11/08/2021 02:25:42 PM
Lovely fly! Never seen one in real life. Congrats with the red!
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11/08/2021 08:23:02 AM
I really like reading your (and other's) backstories, especially the ones on macros/insects as I try to do these myself too.
(I also like it when the 'location' field is filled especially in land/cityscapes etc. of course for macro it's less relevant)

Gorgeous shot btw., I've never seen these yellow-faced flies, we don't have these here.
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11/08/2021 07:41:29 AM
I don't know much about bugs but I can say after the exploration in the macro shots they are very intricate and specifically designed with lots of features.
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11/08/2021 03:01:11 AM
WOW! I didn't even know there was such a thing! Incredible detail as usual. His yellow face almost looks like a plastic coating!

Congrats on the red.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2021 10:21:47 AM
Great detail!
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11/06/2021 06:23:54 PM
wow!!! Too fabulous!
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11/05/2021 08:01:07 AM
I have never seen a fly like that! Looks like he has a Holloween mask on. Very well captured. The DOF, lighting and exposure are excellent. You are a pro!
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11/03/2021 06:39:00 AM
fantastic macro, don't have the patience or ability to pull of this kind of shot, great colors iridescence and depth of field
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