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Old Jun 4, 2011, 1:12 PM   #1
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Default Hoverfly - Ocyptamus Costatus

a small little hoverfly, one I personally do not see very often was cruising these bulbs, danger was around the corner closer then he was aware of though as a Assassin bug was watching this little fellow VERY closely, these move SO quick and dont stick around very long at all,,

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 1:27 PM   #2
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Fantastic shots!!

Which lens did you used?

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 1:33 PM   #3
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Fantastic shots!!

Which lens did you used?

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Thank you Stefan,,
I use a Sigma 105mm macro lens for my macro works,, fine lens optically
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Great Shots. What is your distance from the fly?
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Beautiful shots ja. We have a lot of them here but very hard to find because they are tiny. Around here, they tend to stay in one spot for a long time, so they make good subjects. I don't know if you noticed, but their backs are almost metallic.
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Jim, your macro work is outstanding. I just went to your Flickr page and was overwhelmed (in a good way)! I especially like the pic of the preying mantis eating another insect while a very tiny insect was perched under his neck. Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you all for looking and for commenting !!
Lisa, my typical working distances can vary, when at 1:1 my working distance is around 10-12" on the average probably 12-18" it really depends on the size of the subject,, this little fella was pretty small so I was in kind of tight with him, but then again he didnt sit still very long so I was in and out with him
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Fantastic closeups Jim. Awesome in fact.
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great set and great shots
4 my favorite
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