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Challenge: Best of 2022 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2023-24 - CHALLENGES and associated
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Nov 19, 2022
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2023

these long legged flies only live for about 28 days .. and are extremely small .. about the size of a mosquito .. which is why i gave this the title "Ephemeral" ...

"Fun Long-legged Fly Facts For Kids" .. hopefully there are some ppl who are kids at heart here in dpc .. !! .. ;)
"Are you thrilled to know more about interesting insects like the fishfly? If yes, then you will surely be happy to read about the long-legged fly. This is not a single fly species but rather a family known as the Dolichopodidae that contains over 7,000 fly species. It's known as long-legged because of the stilted long legs seen throughout the family. Compared to other flies, these insects are actually seen as beneficial due to their predating on garden insects. So, they can efficiently be used as a natural pest control mechanism in gardens and forests.

One of the most interesting things about this fly is how it looks. The soft body is mainly metallic green-blue in color and looks like an oil spill. If you aren't concentrating on it, the insect can actually appear just like a mosquito. However, you won't be able to see this fly in your house but will need to traverse into a more grassy area to catch a glimpse of it. Keep reading if you do want to know more long-legged fly facts to share them with your friends."



i looked through this challenge yesterday .. the day before rollover .. with my 9 year old grand nieces .. we were going WOW for four other photos .. and they were the ones that came first, second, third and fourth . .
i was pretty sure i wouldnt make it to the top five .. so i'm very pleased that this little long legged fly is immortalized on the home page in dpc for a few days ..
thanks so much for the votes and comments everyone .. xx

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 49
Avg (all users): 7.0426
Avg (participants): 6.7857
Avg (non-participants): 7.4211
Views since voting: 273
Views during voting: 102
Votes: 47
Comments: 11
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02/27/2023 02:20:39 PM
Another of your amazing fly shots. Congratultions
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02/27/2023 11:01:11 AM
You are so very talented; you continuously amaze me with your work!
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02/27/2023 08:03:18 AM
OOPs my computer went bonkers

Message edited by author 2023-02-27 08:04:28.
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02/27/2023 08:03:12 AM
Congratulations! This mosquito could almost enter the metal challenge with your amazing metallic black and white choice here.
You are an incredible photographer, this image is outstanding.
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02/27/2023 08:03:05 AM
Congratulations! This mosquito could almost enter the metal challenge with your amazing metallic black and white choice here.
You are an incredible photographer, this image is outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2023 08:03:00 AM
Congratulations! This mosquito could almost enter the metal challenge with your amazing metallic black and white choice here.
You are an incredible photographer, this image is outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2023 08:02:57 AM
Congratulations! This mosquito could almost enter the metal challenge with your amazing metallic black and white choice here.
You are an incredible photographer, this image is outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2023 08:02:54 AM
Congratulations! This mosquito could almost enter the metal challenge with your amazing metallic black and white choice here.
You are an incredible photographer, this image is outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2023 09:03:49 PM
Lovely, elucidating image. The insect is pared down to its essentials, eye, wing and leg. This is accomplished through a judiciosly shallow depth of field, and great touch. If we didn't know about insects we wouldn't know what in the world to make of it, being so crazy indecipherable. Black and white does this well. Very artful.
Personal second favorite of the challenge.
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02/26/2023 08:57:02 PM
Beautifully captured. 9
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02/20/2023 07:41:15 AM
Love this in B&W. The darker tones really add a pleasing contrast.
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