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Lovely iridescent green eyes with a painful stinging bite. The March Fly.
Lovely iridescent green eyes with a painful stinging bite. The March Fly.
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Challenge: Green without Plants (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2021 - CHALLENGES & outtakes etc
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
Date: Mar 5, 2021
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160+flash
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2021

i went for a walk with tod and it was quite hot .. there was a march fly buzzing around and i think it hitched a ride on my back into the house .. i heard him buzzing in the kitchen as if he had got caught in a spider's web .. i dont like march flies so i didnt try and save him ..
in the morning i noticed a fly on the ground and it was the march fly .. he was alive .. so i put a plastic cup over him .. slid a bit of paper under it .. and took him outside ..
i think he was feeling a bit less than his normal self as he didnt fly away and stayed on the cup ..
i had my camera with me and took a few photos .. then he flew away ..
i was thinking his green eyes and the pattern on the plastic cup would go great in this challenge ..
thought if that didnt work i might get something for the Symmetry VII challenge ..
the photos werent symmetrical enough so i put him in here ..
interested to see how my slightly textured edit goes .. it was just too boring without it ..:)

some info on the march fly ..
"March flies, also known as horse-flies or tabanids, are classified into the Order Diptera (two-winged flies) and the Family group known as Tabanidae. In Australia, there are more than 200 different March fly species.

March flies can be a serious pest to humans, livestock, domestic animals and wildlife, and are annoyingly persistent and painful when attempting to bite. Whilst March flies are not known to transmit diseases to humans or livestock in Australia, their bite can cause serious allergic reactions in some people which may require hospitalisation. Livestock can suffer severe blood loss from repeated biting."

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03/16/2021 10:00:55 PM
That insect is really something, its emerald eyes drooping outward like molten tears. The plate, or on whatever it's alit, is just as fascinating, arced and afloat with a delightful array of greens. The honeyed background nicely sets it all off.
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03/10/2021 04:15:24 PM
Wow! Great color and focus.
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