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Jeremy Payne
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« on: May 12, 2009, 06:28:41 AM »
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I saw this guy as I was scouting locations for a shot on the Poudre River in Colorado ...

Is it a fly or what?

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 06:49:58 AM »
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Quote from: Jeremy Payne
I saw this guy as I was scouting locations for a shot on the Poudre River in Colorado ...

Is it a fly or what?


I don't think you should mess with it, whatever it is.  

Andrew
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Jeremy Payne
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 08:28:23 AM »
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I gave it a pop into PS for some adjustment ... my new monitor is really a dream for editing ...

Gonna make a 10 x 10 from this when the Epson 2200 finally arrives.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 10:00:31 AM »
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Nice shot. I like the narrow DOF. Those "hairs" remind of the ones that Jeff Goldblum grew in "The Fly".
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 10:43:13 AM »
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It's a fly of some kind.  I was surprised to learn that some flies (flys?) suck nectar from flowers, like bees.  Here's a couple examples from Southern California. The yellow fly looks and sounds about like a bumblebee, but it's a fly I've been told.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 02:34:04 PM »
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It kind of reminds me of my former mother-in-law.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 05:13:28 PM »
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It's a type of syrphid, or hoverfly.  They're also known as 'bee imitators'.  Camouflage is a tool by some insects to ward off predation by birds and others.  There's a really small fruit fly known as a tephritid that mimics not only the shape and markings but also the territorial display of the jumping spider that preys on it.

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