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    I printed a fly today

    This was a first for me.....I've been printing for about 10 years and today for the first time I printed a very sharp image of a fly in the middle of the sky of a city panorama. Never saw the fly land.....never saw him leave but I got nice impression of him on the paper.

    Hope I go another 10 years before I get another one. Anyone had anything similar during a printing session?

    Clayton

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    No, but I'll bet that looks interesting. Does the fly appear white on the print?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colrehogan
    No, but I'll bet that looks interesting. Does the fly appear white on the print?
    Yep....bright white on a grey sky.......perfect outline of him, he must have stayed dead still for the whole exposure which was 90 seconds in total. My wife wants to keep it and hang it on the wall........I'm not sure about that.

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    Let her hang it. Depending on how big the fly is, she'll have a nice conversation piece.
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    Maybe you can get the fly to model for you for some makro shots.
    I can imagine your next prints:
    "Fly reclining on sofa"
    "Abstract nude of a Fly"
    "Waiter, there is a Fly in my soup"
    etc
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    Excellent! Can we see?


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    Quote Originally Posted by claytume
    Yep....bright white on a grey sky.......perfect outline of him, he must have stayed dead still for the whole exposure which was 90 seconds in total. My wife wants to keep it and hang it on the wall........I'm not sure about that.
    Submit it to the Weekly World News. They'll publish the story of the amazing giant white fly that terrorized your city.

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    It's definitely a "one-of-a-kind" print, eh? I'd keep it just for grins and giggles!

    Never had anything like that happen, but a friend of mine in Hawaii had a gecko crawl into her b&w laser printer and she...uh..."printed" him...wasn't a pretty sight and it cost her a fortune to fix the printer. The gecko didn't make it.
    Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

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    I think I hear eBay beckoning to you....

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    Keep some liquid light handy and apply it to the fly next time. You'll either have a mobile exhibit (if the developer and fix don't do the fly in), or you can mount the photo and "missing piece" side-by-side.

    As it stands, you should display it and call it "Landscape with Rayograph".

    Lee

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