Just Hangin’ Out

Today’s post features what I believe to be a Robber Fly, hanging upside down from the underneath side of a wildflower leaf, at the local Missouri prairie. I’m pretty sure this is a Robber Fly, but not totally sure. It was very difficult to see the entire insect, underneath it’s foliage cover, but I have seen a few Robber Flies on this prairie in the past.

Robber Fly

Robber Fly

I think these images illustrate why macro photography has become so much fun for me … being able to see the very unique and unusual details of the subject. Just look at those eyes and the coloration … and the details of the legs. Amazing!

Info on these images:

  • Camera body:  Canon 7D
  • Lens:  Canon 180mm macro lens, with Canon 1.4x Teleconvertor
  • Shooting Mode:  Av (Aperture priority)
  • ISO:  800 (to maintain as fast a shutter speed as possible, given an aperture of f/29)
  • Aperture:  f/29
  • Shutter:  0.8 sec.


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