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By: Catie Leary on March 5, 2010, 8:23 a.m.
Bubble-blowing fly

Photo: Mark Plonsky/WENN

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Blowing bubbles

Flies of different species apparently do blow bubbles. Photographer Mark Plonsky noticed this strange behavior because he takes such up-close photographs. But what's really happening here? "The bubbles are drops of fluid they suck in again," Plonsky explains. "I became interested in imaging in 1989, when I began using a computer/projector to present my lectures."

"If there is any theme to my work, it's that I tend to photograph living things. Nature is beautiful and I like to capture it. I especially enjoy macro photography because you get to see what we ordinarily cannot."