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Jim Caldwell
01-15-2008, 10:49 PM
James Shadle and I were checking out a location near the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades when we were suddenly surrounded by hundreds of these deer or horse flys. Of course, we grabbed our cameras, since they didn't seem inclined to want to bite us. They would alight for a moment or two on James' truck, then suddenly take off. I managed to get a couple photos. This one was rotated and cropped in Photoshop.

Details - Canon 1d MK II n, Canon 100mm macro, f/9 @ 1/250 sec with fill flash from a ring flash at -1. ISO - 400

Mike Moats
01-16-2008, 07:54 AM
Hey Jim, this came out really nice. Excellent details and the color in the eye just pops. Only suggestion would be a crop on top and bottom. Great image.

Alfred Forns
01-16-2008, 09:06 AM
Great find Jim !!!! Just the slight crop Love the fine details and the good demeanor of the flies !!! Sure were lucky !!!

Jim Caldwell
01-16-2008, 01:33 PM
Thanks guys! Al - this was shot on the day we were all waiting for SWTs in the parking lot at Anhinga!

Fabs Forns
01-16-2008, 10:19 PM
Jim, this is amazing! I'll probably have nightmares tonight LOL

Jim Caldwell
01-17-2008, 04:30 PM
Thanks Fabs! I hope the image doesn't 'bug' you too much!!