Close encounter of the third kind!

Have you seen the 1977 science fiction movie ‘Close encounter of the third kind’ by Steven Spielberg? If so, you understand what I am saying. (Just joking)

I had such an encounter, the other day.

I shall explain.

1.Close encounter of the first kind (Visual sighting) —   Discovering a housefly.

2. Close encounter of the second kind (body changes in the witness) — In this case, the witness is me and getting excited by the sight of the fly

3.Close encounter of the third kind (visibility of the occupants) — In this case the water bubble coming out of the mouth of the house fly

Have you witnessed a house fly blowing a water bubble?

Photographing a Hose-fly while it jets out the water bubble is a rare opportunity.


‘Bubble-blowing’-House fly blowing bubble of water with its mouth.,the process is said to keep the insect cool,when the temperature outside is high

House Fly Trivia

  • House flies live on fluid (strictly on liquid diet)
  • Can walk upside down (Shame on you batman!)
  • They taste their food with their legs (Yuck!)
  • House flies’ poops as they savor your food and gives- two hoots to your famous phrase ‘Don’t shit where you eat’
  • They transmit more than 50 diseases (on a deadly mission)
  • Their life span is around 30 days (yet enough damage done)
  • You puke if you wish to know. House flies make a living in filth. And their eggs are laid in filth, but strangely they love your yummy food just to defecate and eat the liquid part of your food
  • Housefly ceases to exist if humans are absent (hats off to Camaraderie!)

Food for thought

“If flying beings are called birds, then why not mosquitoes, cockroaches and house flies? Let us not be partial please” Prem

This post is part of Amanda’s  Close examinations where she encourages us to take macro or close photographs.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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  22 comments for “Close encounter of the third kind!

  1. August 4, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    great and fusional posts,good day friend

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  2. August 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    No need Just go to your dash board and under comments chech spam and do editing


  3. August 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Great post. Excellent detail on the life of the fly. I liked the comment that the lives of all of nature are connected. An enjoyable read. Peace. 💖🪰

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  4. August 4, 2020 at 7:31 pm

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  5. August 4, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Great post
    The picture is amazing


  6. August 4, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    What a wonderful capture. 😊

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  7. August 5, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Thank you Irene Tron


  8. August 5, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Love this i like to fly, fly and butterfly too. 💚

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  9. August 5, 2020 at 1:22 pm


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  10. August 5, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    From an artistic POV, this image is incredible!
    Although this type of close encounter would send me for the fly swatter 😉

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