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#1 Dallas

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 16:15

I was up in the mountains with the family last weekend and this huge fly was crawling up the window. So I pointed my OM-D with Panasonic/Leica 45/2.8 Elmarit at it for a while. This was about as good as I got as it was crawling higher and higher up the window.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:52

Good catch. Did you have a can of Doom handy too?
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#3 Dallas

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 18:54

Left it in Durban. We need it for the flying cockroaches. ;)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:21

A monstrously hairy fly -- and I suspect one that would bite too?!

#5 Dallas

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:46

I can't say for sure, Ann. I have some others I took from the underside. Will post them tomorrow as they are on the MacBook Pro, which has been shut down for the night. Maybe one of the entomologists in the community can ID them?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:40

Great image Dallas. How close were you to this monster anyway? I've yet to do any macro with my OMD. Now you've motivated me!

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#7 Alan7140

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:59

:) - There's this picture of a dirty great fly, and immediately underneath it:
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#8 Dallas

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:37

Haha! Good one, Fred, although I can assure you we have less flies than the Aussies (or so I'm told). :)

Tom, I got really close to this thing, probably about 10cm? It was amazing that it didn't fly away. Probably too big to take off!

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#9 Alan7140

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:39

Guaranteed Australia has more flies, Dallas. They were invented here, after all, so sorry about that, rest of the World! :D





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