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Old Feb 3, 2011, 4:23 AM   #1
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#1 Neither the fly nor I paid any attention to the blurry blob over on the corner of the daisy
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The fly made his way methodically round the flower and while I fiddled with my settings he disappeared .... zoop! over the edge. When I looked up he was on his back, legs waving frantically and grabbing onto the petal.

#2 And this is what had befallen him
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#3 A little manoeuvring ...
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#4 And he had the hold he wanted
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One less fly, one soon-to-be-full spider.

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Old Feb 3, 2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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It's rough to be a fly....a really cool looking spider and a very interesting series!
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That is a good story in pictures Bernice.... well done.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 7:59 PM   #4
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Thank you for your interest and comments saly and banksy - they're appreciated.

BTW banksy I've seen your macros at First FZ35 macros from beginner and might I say how really good they are! I've been saving and saving for a macro lens for my Olympus Ultra Zoom but each time I have almost enough the shekels are needed elsewhere. In the meantime my close ups are taken using the macro and super macro settings in the camera.

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Hi Bernice, thanks for your comments on my macros. The lens is wonderful but is a trap as I now seldom remove it from the camera! When I need to take a quick photo and time is of the essence, I have to reach for my husband's Nikon..... cheers Lyn
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I've been saving and saving for a macro lens for my Olympus Ultra Zoom but each time I have almost enough the shekels are needed elsewhere. In the meantime my close ups are taken using the macro and super macro settings in the camera.

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And these two modes seem to be working well for you! Great looking series, and very interesting.
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And these two modes seem to be working well for you! Great looking series, and very interesting.
Thank you Hawgwild - glad you liked it. The spider is a variety of flower spider (see http://australianmuseum.net.au/Flower-Spiders) and the plant is a variety of native daisy.

Yes, the macro modes have opened up a whole new addictive world for me.

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