Flies

A very wet day at the beginning of July, looked likely to be a day where it would be difficult to get out and take any shots.  I took a gamble on believing the weather forecast of a gap in the downpour about 4pm, and set off to White Mill.  I was lucky and the rain eased up, so I set off down the river bank with my MPE-65mm macro lens, on the hunt for flies.

The following four shots are my best of the day, all showing signs of the bad weather…

Hover Fly in the Rain.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Hover Fly in the Rain.
Hover Fly in the Rain.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F11 1/250.  Flash lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.

Fly with Prey. (Slight Crop).
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Robber Fly with Prey. (Slight Crop).
Robber Fly with Prey.  (Slight Crop).  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F11 1/250.  Flash lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.

Common Yellow Dung Fly with Prey.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Common Yellow Dung Fly with Prey.
Common Yellow Dung Fly with Prey.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F13 1/250.  Flash lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.

Mating Common Yellow Dung Flies.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Mating Common Yellow Dung Flies.
Mating Common Yellow Dung Flies.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F13 1/250.  Flash lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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