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Colorful fly (female)

Diptera, Stratiomyidae

Magnification 5X (200 exposures)

Lens: JML 21mm f/3.5 mounted on Nikon PB-6 bellows

Light: SB-600 diffused through a yogurt plastic bottle and reflected from behind.


You can see below some field shots of the same species. The alive specimen is a male, unlike the specimen of the main photo from this post which is a female.


I'm not sure whether the small colored spots from the fly eyes are a result of the degradation or if the spots are normal. Either way, these spots add value to the picture :)

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Taken on June 4, 2011