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General Chat Thread, Anyone know what the name of this fly is ? in General; Originally Posted by Andrew_C ...Happens every summer. Any clues as to the type, or why they just fly around and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    ...Happens every summer. Any clues as to the type, or why they just fly around and around in the middle of the room?...
    While not claiming to be an expert in this topic I have seen flies do this where there is a problem with drainage nearby [broken/cracked sewer pipe, blocked drain] Having said that I am sure that this behaviour is not uncommon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Ahh, if we have people that know about flies on here...

    I have an "infestation" of small flies that orbit around in the middle of the living room at home. I spray them, than 30 mins later they are back. Happens every summer. Any clues as to the type, or why they just fly around and around in the middle of the room? The first two have just appeared at 8:30 in the morning. By the time I'm home there will be 10-15.
    We have the same, there is likely something dead or rotting nearby, or as suggested bad drainage. In the summer you will get them if you dont empty your kitchen bin more than once every couple of days. We get them as there is a dead pigeon trapped under our balcony, and pigeon poo all over it. For some reason they like to come inside during the day, so if the windows are open all day we end up with ~20 flying round the centre of the room. At night when it cools off a bit, they seem to prefer to be outside and by 10ish they seem to have all gone. They are probly just hiding but I like to think that they went outside again - makes me feel a bit cleaner :S I remember the worst was a rotting banana that escaped the wheelie bin at uni - apparently capable of supporting a BILLION flies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post
    I remember the worst was a rotting banana that escaped the wheelie bin at uni - apparently capable of supporting a BILLION flies!
    Macro photography heaven !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Macro photography heaven !!!
    haha too true! I'm a bit disappointed with my (fairly) new cameras macro capabilities. My old ricoh compact camera was awsome tho...terrible build quality but a really nice lense. Macro from ~1cm away in good light! might have to dig up some of my macro insect photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonwoods123 View Post
    haha too true! I'm a bit disappointed with my (fairly) new cameras macro capabilities. My old ricoh compact camera was awsome tho...terrible build quality but a really nice lense. Macro from ~1cm away in good light! might have to dig up some of my macro insect photos!
    What camera are you using ? I got me a new Canon 500 and even the crappy lens that comes with it is knocking up some surprising shots.......







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    wow some awesome shots there!! its not an slr. Panasonic DMCFZ28 - its a great camera for the price...im still saving for an SLR and in the meantime nicking my dads every so often

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    With this thread now having a significant proportion of the posts dedicated to macro photography here is a link to 294 'creepy bug' wallpapers:

    Link: 294 Creepy Crawly Bug Wallpapers

    Sample wallpapers:






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    If you are a fan of macro photography I thought you might like this:


    I know it in not a natural subject but from what little I understand of macro photography it is nevertheless a tricky shot to get right.

    Link to larger image: Ball Point Pen Self Portrait

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