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The Gallery Of Flies By Minigunas *UPDATED*



I think flies are very interesting subject to photograph. I always wanted to get close to their head and see what face they have. Well, now I managed to get close enough to see their extraordinary eyes and facial hair.


Here's a bit of info from wikipedia:

-Flies are adapted for aerial movement, and typically have short and streamlined bodies.

-Flies have a mobile head with eyes and in most cases have large compound eyes on the sides of the head, with three small ocelli on the top. The antennae take a variety of forms, but are often short, which reduces drag while flying.

-Because no species of fly has teeth or any other organ or limb that allows them to eat solid foods, flies consume only liquid food, and their mouthparts and digestive tracts show various modifications for this diet.


Ok, enough for all that scientific language, here's my few photos of them:


FOR FULL VIEW press ON the PHOTO!


Calliphora vicina (Calliphoridae)

(Controlled environment, thungsen light, reflectors, difussers, tripod.)

Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + bellows + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + bellows + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked

(Natural environment, Pop-up flash.)








(Natural environment, Pop-up flash with diffuser.)









These two fellas below was quite interesting, I was just starring around with my camera, and suddenly a big noise flew over my head, like monster fly or something, then I saw two flies in the air doing the "thing". After a few seconds, i think they decided that doing this "thing" in the air is just not comfortable at all, so they landed ant the leaf and continued. They actually didin't give a damn at all, because I was able to even touch and push them. All this parade was lasting about half an hour.

(Natural environment, Pop-up flash.)




And of course EAT...


...and then TAKE OFF!



Other species of the flies is Episyrphus balteatus (Syrphidae). Well I just call them hover flies, becouse they can stay in one spot while in the air. They pretend to be bees or wasps to protect themselfs from predetors.

(Natural Environment, Pop-up flash.)







Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Photoshop





(Controlled environment, thungsen light, reflectors, difussers, tripod.)

Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked



And the last species that I have is The Crane Fly. Very huge and long-legged creature.

(Controlled environment, thungsen light, reflectors, difussers, tripod.)

Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked


Canon EFS 18-55mm reversed + Stacked



For all of you, I think flies are ugly, but maybe you will see them differently now when you checked my photos! :>

All photos was taken with Canon 450D and reversed 18-55 mm lenses.

And just a short video of the fly in motion...


 
By zenoist2

I will be adding more to this gallery! Fell free to comment :)

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