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Hello little fellow!

The fly, most of the time an annoying little flying insect indeed. Seemingly undeterred by your attempts to swat away from your skin, yes always able to move at the last second before swatting.

I was sat at the garden table and one of these pesky flies came to a standstill on the top. I literally had just finished taking a macro photo of something else when sat there so pointed the camera in its direction.

I love snapping away with a good macro lens, the results can look incredible, like the old days of looking at something through a microscope yet capturing that split second for ever.

Instead of just another fly, I had captured a little being. The hairs over its body, wings ready to go, It is the eyes for me that captures me when looking at flies close up. Huge in proportion to the body and easy to see why they can see every swat coming from all angles.

Photo details:

Camera Olympus: OM-D E-M5
Lens: 60 mm
Focal Length: 60 mm
Exposure: 1/125
f/6.3
ISO: 250

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. Beautiful picture but in reality I hate this insect. I don’t get it why this kind exists. Maybe their pupose is being food for amphibians.

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