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Also known as the Green Long Legged Fly. Found commonly thoughout Brisbane where this was shot, these scavengers are also known to prey on other insects larvae. They are also very small, with the biggest i’ve seen being about 10mm long.

Shot with a Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8 L lens and kenko extension tubes. Processed in Photoshop CS5.

Shutter: 1/250th
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 1600

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fly, macro, insect, canon, flies, 100mm, kenko, 7d, dolichopodid, close up, extension tubes, jason asher, l lens, photomacography, ma01, dolichopodid fly, green long legged fly

Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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Comments

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    Wow man, this is awesome, check the colours on this guy!

  • Cheers Drew, after probably 8 or 9 months of chasing these guys around I finally got a usable shot… they’re just too small and jumpy. :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    It was worth all those months of waiting Jason, this is fabulous, don’t they have lovely colours on them, lovely detail, well done :o)

  • Aye it was worth the persistence indeed :) Thanks Josie :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 4 years ago

    wow Jason!

  • :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • joel Durbridge
    joel Durbridgeabout 4 years ago

    awesome bro, thats a cracker

  • Cheers mate :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Marilyn O'Loughlin
    Marilyn O'Loug...about 4 years ago

    Super close-up xx

  • Many thanks Marilyn :)

    – Jason Asher

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderabout 4 years ago

    I know what ya mean about jumpy..I tried to shoot some small white butterflys but they never sat still…:>( great shot Jason…

  • Thanks Bill.. I know, it’s infuriating sometimes isn’t it? :D

    – Jason Asher

  • GregTS
    GregTSabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Superb & the colors!!
    Greg

  • Cheers Greg, appreciate the feature :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Anna  Ellis
    Anna Ellisabout 4 years ago

    Wow! Outstanding Capture. Congratulations!

  • Thanks Anna, appreciate it very much!

    – Jason Asher

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeabout 4 years ago

    FINALLY eh? Only spent goodness knows how long trying to get a shot of these guys and you did an awesome job of it :)

  • Thanks :) Now I just need to get CLOSER. This was still before I had the twin lite, so it should be possible.

    – Jason Asher

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