Tagged: diptera

Soldier Fly

Soldier Fly
Soldier Fly

Here’s a little soldier fly that I found while out on a walk today. He was really a very, very handsome fellow, with those huge red eyes, and a bright green butt. He was also an extremely cooperative photo subject — I think I accidentally hit him with my camera three or four times before he very lazily flew away … only to land about three inches from where he was originally sitting.

Photo Details
Konica Minolta Pro Automatic 35mm F2.8 Lens reverse-mounted on a Canon T1i Rebel
ISO 100 at f/16, 1/100 sec
Diffuse flash
Image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Hey, look at that, I actually changed the aperture on that lens. This is a historic occasion. And probably calls for beer.

Greenbottle Fly

So, if you were to look through the memory cards on my camera, you would probably be shocked at how many really terrible out of focus photos there are on that card. And after that, you would probably be appalled by the sheer number of pictures that I have taken of flies. This is because flies are everywhere, and I generally have no problem sneaking up on them to take their picture. I just never really do anything with these photos, because they all look pretty much the same to me (please do not hate me, dipteran people!) and I cannot really be bothered. (Oh god, fly people are going to CRUCIFY me.)

But, on days when I have nothing better to post, I have PLENTY of fly pictures to go around.

Blow Fly
Blow Fly

Okay, they are kind-of cute.

Photo Details
Konica Minolta Pro Automatic 35mm F2.8 Lens reverse-mounted on a Canon T1i Rebel
ISO 100 at f/22, 1/100 sec
Diffuse flash
Image editing in Adobe Photoshop CS5