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John Hadden Photography

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At rest, briefly…

An unidentified fly pauses in our front field
A hover fly pauses in our front field

A hover fly pauses briefly in our front field. Thanks for the ID Everett!

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/250″ exposure.

In a yellow world

A tachina fly in the folds of a yellow day lily
A tachina fly in the folds of a yellow day lily

Up close with a tachina fly living in a yellow world.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 800, f/13, 1/1600″ exposure.

The eyes have it

A tiny unidentified fly perched on a grass stem
A tiny fly perched on a grass stem

There were a lot of these tiny flies—maybe 4mm in length—buzzing about in our front field the other day. Try as I might, I can’t find an ID on this fellow. Anyone have an idea?

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/9, 1/1250″ exposure.

The hirsute fly

A furry fly on a fern in our front field
A furry fly on a fern in our front field

Sorry ’bout the alliteration… couldn’t resist. Back in macro-land here and bug hunting in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.

Soldier Fly on Grass

A soldier fly feeds on a blooming grass head.
A soldier fly feeds on a blooming grass head.

Here’s another example of macro photography showing you something that you otherwise wouldn’t see. This soldier fly was busy sipping on the tiny flowerets of this grass seed head. I didn’t see the bright red mass on its side until I blew up the image. I’m still not sure what it is – whether it’s some kind of bladder for storing nectar or a parasite of some kind…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 800, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.

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