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Long-legged Fly (Medetera jacular)

By barrywebb  
I found another kind of Long-legged Fly in a garden today whilst working. I had taken some shots during my lunch break, I returned to the same place later and spotted the same fly eating a tiny green Grasshopper. It stayed put long enough for me to take a 17 shot focus stack.
Many thanks to Pam, Marie, Norman, Janet, Ian, Bill, Brian and Keith for your awards on yesterdays Long-legged Fly shot. Plus a special thanks to Dave for the GEA.

Tags: Fly Insect Insect close up Close-up and macro Insect macro Long legged fly Garden wildlife Focus stacked Dolichopodidae Medetera jacular

Voters: LoryC, newbe2, chavender and 70 more


banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4032 Canada
15 Aug 2019 10:08PM

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15 Aug 2019 10:11PM
Excellent capture.

Fantastic image Barry! 😊
15 Aug 2019 10:25PM
Amazing photo
15 Aug 2019 10:34PM
Great work!

bassan Plus
16 13
15 Aug 2019 10:41PM
Absolutely superb in all aspects!
Toobi_Won 8 68 6 England
15 Aug 2019 11:00PM
cuffit Plus
12 342 5 England
15 Aug 2019 11:08PM
I think that this photo might just be the very best of it's type I have seen on EPZ (I accept I may have missed a few)! Truly excellent and my award to go with it. Chris
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
15 Aug 2019 11:45PM
An apt name for the fly with these length of legs. It is like he was on stilts. Another great macro plus details on the fly to educate me a bit further on insects..
16 Aug 2019 1:16AM
Stunning image !!
johnjrp 15 432 5 Australia
16 Aug 2019 5:20AM
amazing photo and well composed
16 Aug 2019 5:52AM
Stunning macro, not an easy capture!
16 Aug 2019 6:37AM
Wow - Cracking macro shot.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
16 Aug 2019 7:15AM
An amazing photo! I love the details you've captured (by the way, the 'grasshopper' is a young Leafhopper - I do feel a little sympathy for it!).
LotaLota 1 4 Lithuania
16 Aug 2019 7:35AM
Great shot
franken Plus
17 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 9:23AM
16 Aug 2019 12:07PM
Great work...
rontear Plus
16 19 8 England
16 Aug 2019 2:28PM
Barry you have a fascination with the macro !! and how you use it so well !! Sumptuous detail !! My award.
16 Aug 2019 6:51PM
An outstanding detailed close up.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2089 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2019 9:55PM
Another quality image.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
19 Aug 2019 11:53AM
Fabulous - superb detail.
sparrowhawk Plus
10 277 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2019 2:52PM
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2019 8:02PM
A fine image. Just don't like to see such high ISO for macro, especially f the image has to be blown up.

barrywebb Plus
13 39 7 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2019 8:47PM
You donít have any choice when shooting handheld on an overcast day. I would rather use a high ISO than risk a slow shutter speed and an image thatís not sharp, especially when using a macro lens and extension tubes.
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
20 Aug 2019 11:38AM
Quality Barry

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