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Mark Nadler

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Horse-Fly
« on: November 29, 2021, 05:33:20 pm »

I believe it is an image of a female horse-fly.  Females have mouthparts formed into a "stout stabbing organ with two pairs of sharp cutting blades."  For as common as horse-flies are supposed to be I can't recall ever seeing one.

Comments welcomed.

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Re: Horse-Fly
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 07:39:16 pm »

Impressive shot.

(But you can't prove it's identity through me.)
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Re: Horse-Fly
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 08:22:08 am »

Big eyes or merely an exotic looking eye mask?
Well done.
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Re: Horse-Fly
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 09:47:14 am »

Eric and Francois, thanks.

Maybe the thing I love best about photography is that it allows me to see things I would never see with just my eyes.  In this case, the horse fly's beautiful eyes.  My wife is a birder and I enjoy taking pictures of birds.  A great closeup image of a bird allows you to see things that you will never see with just your eyes even when enhanced with binoculars. 

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