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Friday, October 2, 2009

Go shoot a fly!!!

Many macrographers look down on flies. Maybe they think flies are boring and ugly. I beg to differ. Fly makes a really great macro photography subject. It's widely available just about anywhere and anytime.

Just take a look at this single exposure images. If the lighting is right, and the DOF plane placed correctly, you can get a lot of lovely details out of any ordinary fly.

All shot with Canon 40D, Canon MP-E65 1X-5X macro lens and Canon MT-24EX Twin Flash

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Fly: Tachinidae - possibly Carcelia sp.
Fly: Tachinidae - possibly Carcelia sp....IMG_0833 copy

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Bubble blowing...IMG_0671 copy

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 Asian Papaya Fruit fly, Bactrocera papayae
Asian papaya fruit fly...IMG_0392 copy

Platystomatidae Sf Scholastinae (signal fly)
Platystomatidae Sf Scholastinae (signal fly) IMG_3096 copy

A mating pair of flies (Diptera). Metopia (Sarcophagidae). M. argyrocephala
A mating pair of flies (Diptera). <i>Metopia (Sarcophagidae)</i>. <i>M. argyrocephala </i>- IMG_9573 copy

Signal fly?
Signal fly??...IMG_2276 copy

Sphaeniscus sp. fly
Sphaeniscus sp. fly...IMG_6998 copy

Platystomatidae, signal fly.
Platystomatidae, signal fly. IMG_2460 copy

Signal fly, Platystomatidae, a species of Loxonevra near decora Fabricius
Signal fly, Platystomatidae, a species of Loxonevra near decora Fabricius IMG_9583 copy

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mating flies IMG_9856 copy

A newly emerged fly, Xenaspis Osten Sacken of the Platystomatidae?
A newly emerged fly, <i>Xenaspis</i> Osten Sacken of the <i>Platystomatidae</i>? IMG_9812 copy

A newly emerged fly, <i>Xenaspis</i> Osten Sacken of the <i>Platystomatidae</i>? IMG_9678 copy

The same fly about an hour later
A newly emerged fly, <i>Xenaspis</i> Osten Sacken of the <i>Platystomatidae</i>?IMG_9793 copy (2)

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Tachinidae Blondeliini Male, most likely Uromedina caudata
Tachinidae Blondeliini Male, most likely Uromedina caudata IMG_0760 copy

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A beautiful fly, Adrama sp?
A beautiful fly, <i>Adrama sp</i>? IMG_9944 copy

Rioxa discalis
picture wing fly <i>Rioxa discalis</i>

Curtonotidae genus Axinota
Curtonotidae genus Axinota IMG_0124 copy

Diopsidae sp. Teleopsis dalmanni?
Diopsidae sp. <i>Teleopsis dalmanni</i>?IMG_7141 copy

Microdon auroscutatus Curran
Microdon auroscutatus Curran IMG_5491 copy

Hybotidae
Hybotidae IMG_8372 copy

Conopid fly  Leopoldius calceatus
conopid fly  Leopoldius calceatus IMG_6803 copy

Marsh fly  Sciomyzidae
Marsh fly  Sciomyzidae  IMG_3018 copy



So the next time you see a fly....treat it with respect :D. It makes a great macro subject!

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