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DSCF6889 Horsefly

DSCF6889 Horsefly

This was about 1" long - that doesn't sound very large, but it sure was the biggest fly I've ever seen. I've since learned that female horseflies give very painful bites. I don't know how to tell the difference between the sexes, so I'm very wary with these seemingly peaceful slow moving creatures (at least when they're on my deck railing.)

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FujiFilm FinePix F30 Zoom
1/140s f/5.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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hamery03-Apr-2015 18:28
Very detail capture and in a way, their eyes are beautiful. V
Bernard Bosmans17-Feb-2013 23:06
Yes be wary Isabel, they can sting. Impressive work by you and this little Fuji. V.
Chad Ramsey17-Jul-2010 14:11
What big eyes you have... "the better to see you with!" lol Wow, 1 inch is huge for a fly! Great find and excellent focus to capture those rows of eyes~V
Carol Breton04-Jul-2010 21:49
Wow. Outstanding close up of this large fly. Great eyes!! ~
routerer27-Jun-2010 10:40
Scary, great shot tho Isabel.
heather27-Jun-2010 06:57
Like something from another planet! Great shot.. wonderful detail! V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)26-Jun-2010 21:19
Good capture,Vote