Not Your Average ‘Fly on the Wall’

In between rain showers at my home in rural Missouri (yes, we’re finally getting some very much needed rain! In fact, we’re making some nice headway on our deficit … maybe I can extend my kayakable time for another 2-3 weeks!), I captured some macro insect images in one of my gardens. In today’s post, I feature a very colorful fly that was content just sitting on a damp leaf:

Texas Long-legged Fly

Texas Long-legged Fly

I run across these beauties from time to time in the prairie meadows. I believe they are a species of “Texas Long-legged Fly”. I always love the colorful, metallic sheen they radiate!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Gitzo #1258-LVL carbon fiber tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
  • ISO 800 (needed because of gusty winds)
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter 1/1,250 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2014, Blog, Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography
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