Common flies

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A couple of, I suspect, rather common flies that were attracted to the flowers shown. Wet, rainy day, so they didn't move too quick. The black fly was quite large in comparison to the metallic green fly. Not too interesting, but perhaps someone might find them useful. Shooting info on pics.

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When I was a kid, we'd try to catch those green flies and then throw them into spider webs. (I know, we were mean, but it was cool). I don't think I'd want to touch that first one, though. He's disgusting looking. Ick! ;)

Great shots though! :)
 
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Kevin Scott said:
I don't think I'd want to touch that first one, though. He's disgusting looking. Ick! ;)

Great shots though! :)
I agree...kinda reminds me of Jeff Goldblum in that movie "The Fly"....S-C-A-R-Y!!!!

But they are wonderful shots. Very sharp and vivid colors. Well done.
 
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Leigh said:
Kevin Scott said:
I don't think I'd want to touch that first one, though. He's disgusting looking. Ick! ;)

Great shots though! :)
I agree...kinda reminds me of Jeff Goldblum in that movie "The Fly"....S-C-A-R-Y!!!!

But they are wonderful shots. Very sharp and vivid colors. Well done.
Leigh, I just KNEW that black fly looked familiar!! Thanks for the reminder.
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Jerry the intracacies of insects has me intrigued. I am finding myself drawn to know more about them and to see them as you have presented them helps. Ever since I found an interest in trying to capture them with the camera the need to understand them has grown. Thanks for these.
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Jerry,

Excellent captures. True, the subjects may be one of the least popular members of the insect species, but still well shot. 8)
 
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Jerry,

These are fantastic! I am in the minority here. I think the first one is kind of cute (hairy little bugger) ...I have been watching way too many cartoons with my son! :lol:
 
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Thanks for the input, folks. I didn't realize that common flies would be viewed this much--things must be slow in the plant/macro site. The plant that these were on seems to attract LOTS of different kinds of butterflies, beetles, flies. Since they are just starting to open, I hope to get more (and much better) pics in the near future (like, today).

Gilles said:
Jerry very good, you made great steps with your X in a short time, i guess the D70 isn't used has much now.
Gilles, I use the D70 as much (or more) than the D2x--but mainly on fishing trips, etc.

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Wonderful shots Jerry, I really like the second one. It's so great that there are such talented people like you to show us such tiny details of things we would never notice.
 

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