A portrait of the Green Long Legged Fly, or Dolichopodid Fly. If you have these flies in your rose garden, it’s a good thing, they love the taste of Aphids. I waited and hung around these guys for a long while, and didn’t unfortunately catch one eating. Not sure how often they do eat. Captured in the Northern Suburbs of brisbane, sitting on a common garden shrub leaf.

They grow to about 6mm in length, and usually bright coloured green in colour. Some varieties have black patches on their wings.


  • robmac
    robmacalmost 5 years ago

    Wow a great macro of this colourful little fly Adam

  • Thanks bunches Rob mate!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    fantastic Adam, just brilliant, fav for me :)

  • Thanks very much Jenny, appreciate the fav too!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful Micro. This little fellow is handsome. Gorgeous colors. Wonderful capture

  • Thanks very much Ann! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickeralmost 5 years ago

    you do truly amazing macro work, Adam!
    ~ view this large, folks ~
    cheers, mate!

  • Thanks very much Scott for the kind words mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • wayne51
    wayne51almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome Macro Adam. Wayne

  • Thanks very much Wayne!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 5 years ago

    I love the iridescent colours on his head, this is such a good macro, I wish I had your lenses, this is fabulous, great colours also

  • Thanks very much Josie!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks very much Cheryl!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Bob Wickham
    Bob Wickhamalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot Adam, have you used one of those 4x diopter lens things

  • Thanks very much Bob mate, can’t say that i have used one of them, I use the MPE-65mm for my macros.. Only problem with the lens is you have to stick it in their face. Miss many many shots..

    – Adam Gormley

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Adam! Beautiful color and detail, so very cool!!! ~:)

  • Thanks very much Cindi!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic macro!

  • Thanks very much Barbara :)

    – Adam Gormley

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