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By Halgiver
Scorpion Flies are non-venomous, they get their name from the upturned tail. They are predators and this one was nearly finished consuming a meal, so was a more co-operative subject.

This is lit with my DIY twin flash and diffuser/mirror film rig as I believe it is less threatening to the insects than a big white soft diffuser. I move very slowly and also wear a camouflage jacket, which I think helps too.

Tags: Scorpion fly Wildlife and nature Macro nature insects

Voters: mike9005, BillRookery, cymru2019 and 15 more

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19 Jun 2019 8:32PM
I am not into this genre of photography BUT this is one wonderful shot of this creature! David
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
19 Jun 2019 8:35PM
You've caught some wonderful details on this little female - brilliant!
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
19 Jun 2019 9:32PM
Lovely macro!

Spkr51 4 United States
19 Jun 2019 11:48PM
Well captured *****
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2019 2:39AM
Still looks vicious to me... Incredible well detailed macro...
Isabel GrinGrin
20 Jun 2019 5:43AM
Stunning macro.

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