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Flies and Flowers
Mar 11, 2012 17:13:34   #
hangman45 Loc: Hueytown Alabama
 
Some from today

















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Mar 11, 2012 20:50:37   #
ShooterOR
 
hangman45 wrote:
Some from today


Nice focus on the eyes.

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Mar 11, 2012 22:35:41   #
Gidgette Loc: Boerne,Texas
 
Love the purple color, you can keep the flies. LOL They are great pictures, though. Thanks

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Mar 12, 2012 00:30:32   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Not too shabby!

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Mar 12, 2012 09:19:13   #
ShooterOR
 
Just curious about the "specular" highlights on the flies (and to a lesser extent) those on the flowers. Are these the result of using flash? or small particles? (if so, what are they?) Anyone know?

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Mar 12, 2012 10:14:00   #
docrob Loc: Durango, Colorado
 
hangman45 wrote:
Some from today
your fly is down

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Mar 12, 2012 15:01:04   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
ShooterOR wrote:
Just curious about the "specular" highlights on the flies (and to a lesser extent) those on the flowers. Are these the result of using flash? or small particles? (if so, what are they?) Anyone know?
I suspect the white dots are pollen, or similar, scattered among hairs and across wings of flies, and on flower petals. Bright sunlight or a speedlight would make then appear quite bright. The most obvious specular highlight (irregular reflection) is on the shiny shoulder of first fly.

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Mar 12, 2012 15:03:22   #
Bunny-Jean Loc: Wisconsin
 
Wow!!!!! love these!!!!! I'm thinking Pollen is the bright specs...find it on my bee photos....

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Mar 12, 2012 15:38:14   #
ShooterOR
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
ShooterOR wrote:
Just curious about the "specular" highlights on the flies (and to a lesser extent) those on the flowers. Are these the result of using flash? or small particles? (if so, what are they?) Anyone know?
I suspect the white dots are pollen, or similar, scattered among hairs and across wings of flies, and on flower petals. Bright sunlight or a speedlight would make then appear quite bright. The most obvious specular highlight (irregular reflection) is on the shiny shoulder of first fly.
quote=ShooterOR Just curious about the "spec... (show quote)


I've noticed it on some of my flowers. I don't photograph very many bees-- I have seen them with great yellow clumps hanging on their legs. I'll try to catch a few later in the year. Right now, it's threatening to snow tomorrow morning here in Portland.

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Mar 12, 2012 17:13:13   #
hangman45 Loc: Hueytown Alabama
 
Supposed to be around 80 here for the next week

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Mar 12, 2012 17:15:53   #
ShooterOR
 
hangman45 wrote:
Supposed to be around 80 here for the next week


Is that the humidity too? LOL. I grew up in Oklahoma where it would get to 90 and 90 by 10 am in the summer. Ouch!

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