Scorpion Fly

Posted by Craig Lipski on Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:46 am

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Scorpion Fly

Kind of fearsome looking, with that intimidating tail-end, but it's used only for making love, not war.  These guys are harmless, and kinda' cute.

100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS II + extension
f/16, 1/50, ISO 1600
Eval -.67
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions welcome.
Good light,

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by david fletcher on Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:37 am
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Marvellous sighting Craig. The large view shows off the exceptional quality.
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by leighaayres on Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:12 pm
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Nice find, Craig

by Tom Whelan on Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:22 pm
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A very unusual bug in an neat pose, best seen in an uncompressed view.

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by Darren5907 on Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:21 pm
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Great view of this insect.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:32 pm
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So very well done! I'm glad you described it too-I would not have expected "cute"! ;)
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:45 pm
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Amazing detail! - and that's one crazy looking 'love bug' Craig!

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