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Chloromyia formosa eye middle

The Chloromyia formosa is also known as the Soldier Fly. I think this one is a female given the colour of the abdomen.


This shot was taken with my reversing ring on my 14-42mm Olypmus Zoom set at 42mm. The distance between lens and fly was maybe 1cm - focus is by moving the camera! You'll see the DoF is paper-thin, haven't figured out how to expand it much as yet.


Here I caught focus on the middle of the eye showing some of the individual lenses and the hairs on the eye in detail.

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Taken on June 6, 2010