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Fruit Fly | by mschmidt62
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Fruit Fly

My admiration of zxgirl's insect photos shot up a couple of hundred percent today when I, now equipped with some of the same equipment she has, tried to take some fruit fly shots. This is the best of about 20.


Because I live in a Medfly quarantine area, I thought the clouds of fruit flies invading my house were the sterile flies released to prevent reproduction of the intruders. But then I looked up what the medflies looked like and they don't look anything like this. I guess I just have a lot of "regular" fruit flies moving inside as the weather gets cold outside.


Edit 12/13/09: In the harsh light of day I realize the previous process of this picture was too dark, so I replaced it with something brighter.

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Taken on December 12, 2009