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Old Apr 5, 2007, 1:13 PM   #1
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Only flies could be put in the mood for love by a blocked drain!! A clogged drain out the back of the house and the ensuing smell attracted swarms of these yellow cluster flies, with mating pairs all over.Strange creatures......but good macro subjects

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Old Apr 5, 2007, 1:14 PM   #2
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second shot......I placed a large stone to put the flies in the shade, as the very bright sunshine was creating havoc with proper exposure.....

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Old Apr 5, 2007, 1:28 PM   #3
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Last one......
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Those are SUPER. thanks for posting. sure hope they were having fun!!!!
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Old Apr 5, 2007, 1:58 PM   #5
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Great photos Mark. Can you refresh my memory as to what lenses and theirmagnification thatyou're using to take these photos?

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Thanks Annie and Hiroshi for taking the time to comment.

Hiroshi, the lens I`m currently using is the Raynox DCR-150. These shots were at full zoom.Pic`s 1 and 3 were very slightly cropped. Pic 2 has just been resized and sharpened to regain detail after resizing.

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Old Apr 5, 2007, 4:04 PM   #7
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Very nice. The angle or something on number 3 makes the top fly look rather more alien then usual.
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Thanks Happy. The bright sunlight in pic 3 also gives the impression the image is over sharpened, when in reality it wasn`t sharpened at all. Not sure what was going on in that pic, the flies weren`t mating....the smaller fly appeared to be velcroed to the larger one`s chin!!:-)

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Old Apr 5, 2007, 5:23 PM   #9
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You take the prize for fly shots Mark. Great shots but I hope they don't have you arrested as a peeping tom.:-)
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Thanks tcook. I don`t know if shooting flies mating qualifies as being a peeping tom....the flies certainly weren`t too bothered about my presence :-)

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