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    stacked portrait of a blue bottle fly (photo)

    Hi all,

    The photo below is a portrait of a blue bottle fly that is one of the pictures that went up on my blog yesterday. These are a common type of blow fly that has the delightful scientific name of Calliphora vomitoria. Considering that these flies feed on carrion, their scientific name seems rather appropriate...

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    flesh fly Calliphora vomitoria edited sharpened_filtered cropped copyright Ernie Cooper 2012 sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr

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    Fantastic. How many photos did you stack to make that one?

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    very awesome. i wish you had an awesome gradient in the background to make it even more awesomer (grammatical error intended)... but wow! so good!
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    Ernie,
    That's insane! The level of detail is crazy. Congratulations on a fantastic pic.

    I'm guessing Mr./Ms. vomitoria was not actively walking about when stack was taken ...? Did you use a MP-E 65mm Macro for the pic(s)?
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    O_O

    Amazing! I bow to your photographic skillz!
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    no burden heavier than that of conscious life. "
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    It was a stack of 68 images using the following equipment:
    Camera: Olympus E-620 digital SLR
    Lens: Zuiko 50mm F1.8 reversed on an Olympus OM auto bellows
    Settings: manual exposure (F5.6 @ 1/125 sec)
    Lighting: Olympus RF-11 ring flash (manual; 1/8 power)

    ....according to his blog linked above in his post.


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    What program do you use to do your stacking? Great shot. 68 images. Man my computer would have a nervous breakdown trying to stack that many.

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    Wow that's an amazing shot

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