The heaviest fly
|Copyright: Nikhil Patwardhan (NikhilBirder) (23)|
|Date Taken: 2011-05-25|
|Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 28-70D|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-09-27 20:52|
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|Was at a nature park shooting macros when this fly came from nowhere and sat on the grass for a minute. It was still enough to click a couple of snaps, and then it disappeared as swiftly as it had arrived.|
I liked the golden back and otherwise completely black body of this fly which was about twice the size of a house fly. Hope you enjoy it.
Clicked using a reversed lens, at around 1x magnification.
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Family Rhagionidae: Chrysophilus thoracicus - adult female.
- [2011-09-28 19:25]
He didn't stick around long enough for you to capture the best shot, but good enough to identify him as a Golden-backed Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus thoracicus), Nice sharp focus on the head and part of it's back.