Long-legged Fly (Two Photographs)

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The Long-legged fly common in North America is usually found near water and it eats small insects and mites. While I have seen many of them, this is the first time I have had any luck at one staying still long enough to get a shot. It’s great to get an insect face-on but it’s not always possible. I am sure it could see me but it may have been as fatigued from the heat as I was. Taking insects like this requires a macro lens and even if this was not taken at 1:1, they are simply too small to get detail with other lenses.

Long-Legged Fly-2

8 responses

  1. Prettier than the common housefliy! Nice colors.

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    August 22, 2016 at 5:44 am

  2. These always look to me like they want to step out for a night of dancing, but that is another family altogether.

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    August 22, 2016 at 7:02 am

  3. Great macros!

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    August 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

  4. A beautiful fly! One needs a great macro or two to see it 🙂

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    August 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

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