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    This one mimics bees
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    Nice capture, Beryl!

    (It seems very over-exposed to me though.
    When I - naughtily - reduced the brightness slightly, the contrast a bit and the midtones even more, it looked just perfect!
    Maybe it's just me....)

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    I do find creatures who mimic others absolutely fascinating.
    I now usually take in RAW - it may slow you me down a bit (and take up more space), but it's fantastic in cases of over (or under) exposure - it's enabled me to make some great shots that normally I wouldn't even have kept.

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    Mike, our son, does that, Louise, but it's far too brain and time-consuming for me!

    He likes to do HDR shots and ones of lightning as well.

    I'm just a simple soul!

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    Simple, eh? I'm glad you said that rather than me

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    Thanks
    It's a white-tailed hover fly. It might be over exposed but that is exactly how I saw it with out the camera Or I would have darkened it

    http://www.hbrg.org.uk/Syrphids/Volu...cellaMain.html

    This will show you colour differences
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