Claret & Purple Starling

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Claret & Purple Starling

Post by letumgo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:34 pm

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Claret & Purple Starling
Hook - Daiichi Model 1510/Size 12
Hook shank painted white with Sally Hansen Xtremewear Nail Polish (Color 21 - White Out). Hook allowed to dry completely before tying the fly.
Thread - Pearsall's Gossamer Silk (Purple)
Hackle - Starling (Natural)
Thorax - Mole Dubbing (Claret)
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by RnF » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:15 pm

I like the photo and the flies! The shadows look great and really give it life. Nice shot. Those flies look deadly too.

Is that natural light?
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by letumgo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:47 pm

Yes, natural sunlight. The sun was setting as I finished the flies and the light was streaming across my bedroom. I grabbed the flies and set them in the sunlight and snapped a couple pictures (with and without a flash). I liked the photo without a flash the best.
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by Ruard » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:21 am

Beautiful photo Ray!!

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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by tie2fish » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:58 am

Inspired!
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by GlassJet » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:30 am

That is a beautiful shot, yes. :)
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by cicvara » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:24 pm

-I like this. I have to make yourself with this color. Very nice.
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by RnF » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:01 pm

letumgo wrote:Yes, natural sunlight. The sun was setting as I finished the flies and the light was streaming across my bedroom. I grabbed the flies and set them in the sunlight and snapped a couple pictures (with and without a flash). I liked the photo without a flash the best.
Natural light is almost always better, great image.
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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by GlassJet » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:23 pm

RnF wrote: Natural light is almost always better, great image.
... But just difficult to get in the same place twice... ;)

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Re: Claret & Purple Starling

Post by RnF » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:47 pm

GlassJet wrote:
RnF wrote: Natural light is almost always better, great image.
... But just difficult to get in the same place twice... ;)

Andrew.
Soooooo true lol.
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