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Challenge: Double Take IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3 Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hawaii
Date: Mar 29, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2012

(☞゚∀゚)☞ Brown chicken brown cow.... ಠ_ಠ

These are called Sarcophagidae flies or more commonly known as Flesh flies. These flies receive their name for breeding in carcasses, feces, or other decaying material and some species are also known to lay their eggs in open wounds of mammals.

I must say I really lucked out when I came across these two flies bumping uglies. This is easily my favorite macro shot I have taken thus far. I cannot wait until I get my new Canon 430EX II Speedlite and macro bracket in the mail this week and see what an off camera flash setup can produce.

Nothing too crazy was done in terms of post processing. Cleaned up the eyes a bit, and did some tweaks to the mid-tones, highlights and shadows. I decided against going for a tighter crop in an attempt of creating a sense of scale. Also, instead of positioning the flies using the "Rule of Thirds" I went for a more central position to try something different.

Place: 10 out of 126
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Votes: 153
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04/12/2012 10:14:33 AM
Nice capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2012 03:10:09 PM
Not sure what's going on here, but I think the big fly is winning :) Awesome capture
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04/08/2012 02:42:21 PM
OMG putting hands over eyes... Fly porn!! LOL Stunning capture!!! Hope you swatted them, A. they die happy. B. get rid of fly population
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04/05/2012 08:49:08 PM
i laughed quite a bit at this. as gross as it is it's still funny.
i showed it off to several coworkers with a sense of humor to kick off the long weekend :)
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04/04/2012 12:52:25 PM
Great DOF. Nice detail.
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04/04/2012 12:29:01 PM
I like this one. Great color and it makes me laugh. Awesome nice clean shot!!
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04/04/2012 01:12:51 AM
Brilliant, Crack_seed!
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