11 April 2011

Crane fly

This little crane fly, with a body about as long as the width of my thumb nail, happened to be resting on the verandah when I had the Canon fitted with the macro setup. A missing leg (characteristic of Tipulidae) didn't help the composition, but adding one in photoshop wouldn't have helped the fly.

[9 April 2011, Canon 20D, 100 mm f2.8, ISO 400, 1/250s at f6.3, flash (strobe)]

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josephine said...

Hi Cousin Peter,
I have been enjoying looking at your photos on our Aunt Judiths computer in Malvern where I am currently staying. I am at the start of a 7 month trip mainly in Europe although i just had 2 weeks in Mexico which was amazing. I hear you are off to latin America - some great photo opps there. Judith sends her love.
Take care,

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Such a delightful composition! It makes me laugh - looks like the fly is trying to side-step its way out of the viewer's eye. And those eyes ...

pohanginapete said...

Hi Josephine! That sounds like a wonderful journey; I hope it goes brilliantly for you, and I'd love to be over there with you and Judith. In fact, I recall the times I've visited have been later in the year, so I've never seen Malvern in the Spring. Hmm... ;^)
Love to you both.

Barbara, thank you — I hadn't seen it like that, but you're right, it does look as if it's trying to sneak off. These flies fascinate me. In fact, most flies do — the diversity is astonishing.