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.
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.