I don’t mind flies, as long as I don’t find one in the house or landing on my dinner plate! In the woods, however, all’s fair. I was hoping for a dragonfly to photograph but this fly landed on the reed instead, and didn’t move. There was no wind either which made taking this tiny insect much easier. He was attractive (for a fly), I liked the background so I took his portrait.

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  1. I know what you mean, flies become extraordinary little creatures when observed this closely! They also seem less jittery in the wild than when inside: the other day I managed to place my lens a mere 40mm away from a fly standing on a leaf (my makeshift macro lens has a tiny working distance) without it flying away. -Verne


  2. Beautiful portrait, wonderful quality. A


  3. Timothy is also fun to photograph, especially when the pollen “factories” first appear. Your photo got me wondering why it’s called “timothy”. Apparently it arrived in North America with settlers in the early 1700s. It was first called “hurd grass” after John Hurd who described it growing in New Hampshire. Farmer Timothy Hanson began growing it as hay in 1720 — and it’s his name that stuck.

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  4. “Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those eyes?” 🙂


  5. Beautifully captured. It’s the eyes.

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  6. 🙂 Flies do have their place. Those no-wind days are precious and getting more and more rare!


  7. I think your fly is perched on timothy.


  8. They do have something photo-worthy about them, but I can’t say I like them.


  9. He’s gorgeous! I’ve never seen a fly like this! The stark red over everything green is stunning 🙂


  10. That bright red really makes him as a portrait subject. And that he would stay still! The texture on the vegetation he is on and the background complete the picture.


  11. Cool looking creature!


  12. And a very nice portrait, too, Belinda!


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