Male Striped Horse Fly (Tabanus lineola)

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    I had seen one of these flies last summer and wished I had a chance to photograph it, and I haven't seen another one until today.

    Take a look at the larger size, it's really a beautiful fly. Through the viewfinder I watched him make several bizarre movements with his front legs, totally different than any other fly I have seen.

    Taken using just the 28mm reversed and the flash to the top left. He was on a white painted railing which bounced the flash back up and provided some nice lighting. Full frame, no cropping.

    Danny Perez Photography, teejaybee, and 286 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. habzamaphone 56 months ago | reply

      Just amazing. Awesome shot!

    2. Edward Mistarka 55 months ago | reply

      Terrific pic, here is an invite.

      Please Tag with "FPG"

    3. M.HAMZE 55 months ago | reply

      eye's look like a pilot helmet's glass !

    4. e_monk 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Stuff With Six Legs, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. e_monk 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Stuff That Sees, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Jersey Bug 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pretty Strange BUGS!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Intrinsic Illusions 51 months ago | reply

      Stunna Shades! That's awesome!

    8. WoononaBoy [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      great shot!

    9. z000p 49 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot

    10. yamatime 46 months ago | reply

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! thanks for posting . what a set of photos. specialize and excel . a case in point !!

    11. Abbas Fayad 35 months ago | reply

      Great macro! Awesome

    12. Armani ;-)) 34 months ago | reply

      Wow !!Woooooooow !!!!

    13. nmcdonald83 32 months ago | reply

      wow! amazing!

    14. dnoseworth 8 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot as is all your work. Thanks for some of the best macro I've ever seen.

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