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shaker69
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Nov 18, 2010 21:43 |  #1

I was smoking outside on my porch when I noticed this fly on a leaf, not moving. I quickly got the 7d/100 2.8. Btw, I dunno the name of this fly, or is it a fly?

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IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5188880530_40b43ffcb1_b.jpg

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IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5188879644_6ae1f5ccd3_b.jpg

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This I was able to use 2 flashes(first time). 430EXII on camera, YN 467 as optical slave 1/400, f/10, ISO 100. You'll notice the back of the body is lit.
IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1352/5188879602_c69c2ae075_b.jpg

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IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1002/5188879524_1787713de5_b.jpg

Thanks for looking.

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Nov 19, 2010 00:18 |  #2

It is a hoverfly, seems it was laying eggs. Those little aphids are food to the fly...




  
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Nov 19, 2010 01:14 |  #3

LOvely captures- as commented above- an egg laying female. The larvae will sort out those aphids you can see in the last pic.
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Nov 19, 2010 01:45 |  #4

nice set of shots




  
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Nov 19, 2010 03:11 |  #5

kmunroe wrote in post #11310952 (external link)
nice set of shots

Thanks.

Thanks Ken and BrianV(my idol hehe) for the info on the fly. So does that mean the fly will be back?


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Nov 20, 2010 01:12 |  #6

shaker69 wrote in post #11311097 (external link)
Thanks.

Thanks Ken and BrianV(my idol hehe) for the info on the fly. So does that mean the fly will be back?

Well you may get another female coming in to lay eggs but obviously you should get some hoverfly larvae moving about munching those aphids.

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Nov 20, 2010 10:33 |  #7

LordV wrote in post #11316076 (external link)
Well you may get another female coming in to lay eggs but obviously you should get some hoverfly larvae moving about munching those aphids.

Brian V.

Oh yeah! I might try to use the extension tubes too. Thanks man.


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Nov 21, 2010 04:17 |  #8

Very nice shots.


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Nov 21, 2010 11:02 |  #9

orionmystery wrote in post #11320405 (external link)
Very nice shots.

Thanks!

The last pic, the aphids on the upper right corner will be the next subjects. I'll try to use the extension tubes if they work.


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