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Feeding Fly
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By dalantech   |   Watch
Published: November 1, 2015
This is a male Stomorhina lunata and it is an egg predator, laying its eggs in grasshopper and locust nests. So it's important for pest control.

Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (over 3x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads mounted to the Canon flash mount, 0 FEC). This is a single, uncropped, frame taken hand held.

Technique: It was very windy, so windy that the fly couldn't tell that I had grabbed onto the flower's stem with my left index finger and thumb. I then carefully rested the lens on that same hand to keep everything steady. I also had to bait this one with some artificial nectar because it was very skittish.
Image size
5472x3648px 3.42 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 70D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Oct 31, 2015, 11:39:55 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13.0 (Windows)
Sensor Size
22mm
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