Some different flies


derek897

Link Posted 11/05/2019 - 17:12
A few from today, The dung fly came down and snatched a fly i was about to shoot, I could see the life literally being sucked out of the fly.


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retsoor

Link Posted 11/05/2019 - 17:38
What an excellent set of photos they are so sharp. What equipment did you use and was it totally natural lighting or was there any flash involved

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derek897

Link Posted 11/05/2019 - 22:30
retsoor wrote:
What an excellent set of photos they are so sharp. What equipment did you use and was it totally natural lighting or was there any flash involved

Cheers for that,
I use a K1 + bellows. + Lester A Dine 105mm macro. + a kx 800 twin flash.
Handheld in the garden.
Tbh, I dont think its possible to get some of these type of shots, without a flash.
Maybe in a studio with dead bugs and constant lighting, but not shooting outside.

Cheers
Derek
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 00:50
Excellent bit of "reality" shooting. I didn't realise dung flies did that. I thought they just poddled about on cow pats.
This is what I like about macro. You learn all the time.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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derek897

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 11:11
davidwozhere wrote:
Excellent bit of "reality" shooting. I didn't realise dung flies did that. I thought they just poddled about on cow pats.
This is what I like about macro. You learn all the time.

I have seen dung flies with prey before, and have posted some shots last week, but this was the first time I've seen it actually catch a fly, and see as it drained it, it seems to stick its probiscous, into the back of the head and just suck it dry. I could see the prey's eyes draining. It was in an awful position, and I struggled to get it in focus due to the way I had to lean off balance. Loads of out of focus shots.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 11:13
Absolutely superb Derek
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alfpics

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 14:36
Terrific stuff Derek!
Andy

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Sry

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 20:25
The vampire thing must have been impressive to witness. It's an impressive sight as a photograph already.

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MrB

Link Posted 12/05/2019 - 21:54
Amazing shots.

Isn't nature wonderful.

Philip

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 13/05/2019 - 20:25
Another super set... and a fascinating (and slightly disconcerting) story to go with it...

Best
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 13/05/2019 - 23:57
Fantastic image's. Well done. 👌
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