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Horse Fly

By SteveMackay  
A 69 shot focus stack of a Horse Fly/Horsefly........I now know why it's painful (and can bleed so much) when you are initially bitten!
Thanks for looking and thanks for comments etc on my last pic, really appreciated with a special thanks to Mike and Alan for your UA's, cheers guys that made my day!SmileSmile

5D2, extension tubes, 180mm macro, reversed 50mm, focus rail, plamp, work bench, reflectors, cable release, black background, helicon focus

Tags: Insects Macro Fly Insect Close-up and macro Horsefly Horse fly Focus stack

Voters: PhilT2, georgiepoolie, FrancisChiles and 47 more

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8 Jul 2014 4:49PM
Amazing macro. George.

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ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 4:57PM
Amazing work GrinGrin I can remember being bitten by one as a kid, extremely painful.

Ali
8 Jul 2014 5:06PM
Absolutely stunning macro!! Grin V,F & A'd Grin

Jay
Terry L 16 609 5 England
8 Jul 2014 5:10PM
Extreme macro work Steve, outstanding.

Terry
AndS 8 2.2k United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 5:20PM
Superb detail
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
8 Jul 2014 6:11PM
Looks like a Roman short sword on the front of its mouth Steve - as you say ''painful''

Your usual high standard of camerawork and knowledge has rewarded both you and us with a superb image…

Mike
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 6:48PM
Bane of my life these resilient little so and so's.....another absolute gem though Steve Smile
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
8 Jul 2014 7:11PM
Incredible image Steve. Worth all the applauds.
Ron
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Jul 2014 7:15PM
Breath taking quality Steve.I have never seen such amazing detail.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 8:11PM
I thought I had bookmarked my award for the day, but hey ho, this will take some beating

Adrian
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 8:54PM
Amazing work Steve. Was bitten by these @*&6%$$. Took months to heal!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
8 Jul 2014 8:54PM
This is a belter Steve - brilliant detail. You got the light sooo right on those eyes- that's where many people fail.
Brian.
dave1967 8 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2014 10:10PM
Superb image
Dave
Teaka53 6 2 England
8 Jul 2014 10:20PM
Now that's what I call a macro, superb clarity,stunning
8 Jul 2014 11:43PM
Stunning Macro Well Captured !!SmileSmileSmile

paul
Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2014 6:51AM
Amazing Work.
Nigel
JonnyNI 9 2.4k
9 Jul 2014 11:01AM
Stunning result
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
9 Jul 2014 12:50PM
What a great shot....no wonder their bite hurts so much!
9 Jul 2014 9:15PM
WOW!, thanks so much for the UA's and comments, really appreciated!!!!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Excellent macro, so much detail and pin sharp. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
11 Jul 2014 9:42AM
STUNNING macro work, Steve and I know for sure the the time and effort you must have taken to produce this superb image. Top drawer stuff !!!!!
Sylvia
13 Jul 2014 12:27AM
Thanks so much for your UA's CarolAnn and Sylvia, really appreciated!!!SmileSmileSmile

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