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Nice macro's but no flies
I think they are better placed in the bees and wasps thread
 



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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Nice macro's but no flies
I think they are better placed in the bees and wasps thread
Most hoverflies may look like a bee or a wasp, but you can still fairly easily differentiate these...
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Very ugly fly


Closer crop of the first
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Ugly fly, but well captured
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 April 2019 at 20:18
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Nice macro's but no flies
I think they are better placed in the bees and wasps thread


Like Hezu writes these are all true flies even though they've gone to a lot of effort to masquerade as things that sting. Or to flip the logic around: it can really take a macro shot at a particular angle of the insect at rest before it becomes clear which is which: flies have 2 wings plus 2 tiny yellow/ivory drumsticks aka "halteres" placed just under or just behind the wing roots. In the shots I posted the haltere is especially clear under the left wing in Physocephala.

Bees and wasps have 4 wings but no halteres - though in many cases when they're not flying the smaller hind wings are folded under or into the forewings. And then there are lots of flies in the bluebottle and tachina families (like the lovely ugly fly above) where the halteres are covered by two big yellowish/creamy scales when the fly is sitting still... just to make sure things are really really tricky to see!

Or to misquote from Animal Farm: "2 wings + 2 halteres = good for the Flies theme... but doubleplus tricky to see clearly"

Edited by pdeley - 01 April 2019 at 20:39
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Originally posted by pdeley pdeley wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Nice macro's but no flies
I think they are better placed in the bees and wasps thread


Like Hezu writes these are all true flies even though they've gone to a lot of effort to masquerade as things that sting. Or to flip the logic around: it can really take a macro shot at a particular angle of the insect at rest before it becomes clear which is which: flies have 2 wings plus 2 tiny yellow/ivory drumsticks aka "halteres" placed just under or just behind the wing roots. In the shots I posted the haltere is especially clear under the left wing in Physocephala.

Bees and wasps have 4 wings but no halteres - though in many cases when they're not flying the smaller hind wings are folded under or into the forewings. And then there are lots of flies in the bluebottle and tachina families (like the lovely ugly fly above) where the halteres are covered by two big yellowish/creamy scales when the fly is sitting still... just to make sure things are really really tricky to see!

Or to misquote from Animal Farm: "2 wings + 2 halteres = good for the Flies theme... but doubleplus tricky to see clearly"

Apologies for my ignorance, thanks for the clarification!
 



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Fly face close to 100% crop

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2019 at 21:29
Summer and flies

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α99 II + Sigma EX 150 mm F2.8 Macro DG HSM OS @ 150 mm, f/8, 1/200 s, ISO 1250

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Front view of a flesh fly on a rotten apple


Close up side view of a flesh fly
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Visiting family in Belgium and France, I brought along my a65 and trusty Sigma 70 2.8 macro. The odd fly offerings do not disappoint:

1. A female Ectophasia crassipennis visiting holy rope flowers




2. Same model, different angle




3. An Ectophasia crassipennis Romeo for the curve-winged Juliet




4. A male Trichopoda pennipes




5. Stomorhina lunata, a tiny stripe-eyed visitor to the holy rope buffet




6. Sericomyia silentis, a discreet hoverfly that prefers sips of devil's bit




7. Mean mini robberfly machine: a female Tolmerus atricapillus dines on a stable fly




8. The biter done got bit




9. An equally friendly-looking robber boy




Edited by pdeley - 26 September 2019 at 15:39
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A fine set! Good control of DOF. Especially #7 and #9 are almost text book examples of DOF control for macro. More so #9, which would be my pick of the set.

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Two flies in a rugby shirt on a flower


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Bee Fly on a Glory of the Snow flower.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 April 2020 at 21:34
Not normally a macro photographer but saw these flies feeding on a Euphobia (I think), smells srongly of honey so these guys were all over it.
Not sure what sort of fly this is ? hovver fly ? but the shot was taken on the A7m2 with the SAM 30mm macro & Lea4 - quite pleased with this, handheld, continuous focus, but too far away so a big crop
fly small 2 by qwerkypics, on Flickr
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