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Old Apr 3, 2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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WellI had some time before work this morning so I went out in the backyard and found a few more cooperative flies. After work I was able to shoot some bugs and another crab spider. I really need to find some different subjects.



These flies were sort of fighting Fly #! sat there calmly while Fly #2 hit it.




Fly #2 flew off when I moved in closer for this shot.




I changed positions and Fly #2 returned and continued to pummel Fly #1



Fly #1 finally fought back then Fly #2 delivered a round house kick to the head. Both flies then flew off.



Does anyone Know what these little green bugs are?



More tiny green bugs.



Crab spider hanging from the bottom of a leaf I had to lay on my back to get this shot.



Winged Bug



Winged bug and friends



Another winged bug




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Old Apr 4, 2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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This is just a whole other world you are showing us. Terrific series. Are the little green bugs some sort of aphid ?
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Old Apr 4, 2007, 5:08 AM   #3
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I love the lighting effect you get in your shots. It`s sufficiently different to make them stand out. Nice and sharp too.

Like Raf, i`d suggest the small green bugs are an Aphid species of some sort.

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Thanks for viewing and commenting raf and mark, and thanks for the i.d. on the aphids.

Mark -I have always like a strong contrast between light and shadow, so that comes outin my photos.For the most partI use a single light source, a Sunpak 383 with an Omni-bounce diffuser. I also have a fuji 35mm film canister and some styrofoam packing material stuffed inside the diffusertosoften the light even more. I also use a circular polarizer filter, when I take the time toadjust the filter it makesinsect wings lookmore natural.
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Super nice photos and I will not tire of seeing them!!!
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Old Apr 4, 2007, 1:21 PM   #6
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Very nice macro captures vaiboy, I like the "natural light" look of your shots. Some of them look like youdid not used a flash, the shadows from the daylight are still there. Good work.

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Thanks for the info vaiboy...interesting about the Polariser, I might have to look into that myself sometime.

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Very nice shots of flies, however I do find them to be pesty in the barn.

Also believe those are alphids feeding on the plant.
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Nice insect shots. I admire your dedication. Your geeen bugs are aphids. If you search on different kinds of plants the aphids come in different colors. Red ones for instance, would be great macro subjects. We have a nice gray version on our water lilies and lotus plant. Nice color, and good fish food when I dunk the leaves.
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!
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