Saturday, June 18, 2005

a coat of many colors

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Unlike the flighty dragonfly, who flitted nervously from plant to plant, this iridescent fly sunned himself on a broad leaf. He was quite content and although I'm sure his compound eye notice the camera moving in for a close up, he held his ground. This fly was quite small in relationship to a common housefly, and miniscule compared to a horsefly. He was a beauty though, with interesting wings that were partially transparent. He wore a coat of many colors, an iridescent cloak which glowed against the leafy background.

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