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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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this fly doing? :?It sat there, formed that drop of ??? (water?) and then after a while swallowed it back. And did that again and again... I was really puzzled but managed to capture the scene to ask the experts here. Please shed some light on that behaviour!
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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I also noticed, that the brown-ish flies (like the one above) were mostly sitting around and took a sun-bath, where these more black/blue-ish ones were far more active... is this a male/female thingie or different species?


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Old Oct 19, 2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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I've got another shot of the "water-spitting" fly for you. You can see the very beginning of such a droplet in this photo.
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Old Oct 19, 2008, 1:31 PM   #4
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Old Oct 20, 2008, 1:35 AM   #5
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Good Macro..especially 3rd one... I am impressed

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Old Oct 20, 2008, 7:17 AM   #6
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There is a piece of software called Helicon Focus. Its function is to assemble a few shots of the same subject taken from the same spot but each getting the focus in a different depth of the subject. After Helicon Focus does its thing the whole subject is in focus. Its great for macro shots like the fly here. For example your last shot, the whole fly would be in perfect focus only adding to an otherwise great shot. For a better explanation than my feeble attempt google Helicon Focus.

By the way, thats not actually a water drop. Its a bubble. There are world fly bubble blowing championships going on all the time right under our noses. The fly sitting quietly is the judge. You were lucky to catch the world championships for 2008. :G
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Great capture, who knows the reason!! some suggestions are

found here http://diptera.info/articles.php?article_id=16

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Old Oct 20, 2008, 1:43 PM   #8
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@Bynx
And the winner is... :blah:*LOL* what an idea - am still smiling :lol:. As for the tool - I bet you need a tripod and a very steady camera position... but the idea is nice.

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Ah, it's really a mystery? Wow. I thought it was something very well-known to experts. Thanks for the link.

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 9:57 PM   #9
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it's simple TH,
I use to do the same thing when I was a baby and my mother would say alright now, stop playing with your food!
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 7:53 AM   #10
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Very cool. Were these with the Viv 90mm f2.5? Anything else used? How far away from the fly were you and how much of the frame is this a crop of?
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