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Crane Fly 1

Crane Fly 1
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 21:08
Viewed: 2060
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Diptera: Tipulidae (Crane Fly)

These rather week flimsy fliers generally develop as larvae in water; however, there is at least one species that develops in lawns and can be a destructive pest. They appear as large "mosquitoes", but the are incapable of biting. Some species are as large as 2 inches in the U.S. It is interesting to note how these long legged flies just "droop" their legs over whatever to "hang" on to vegetation.

After touching up with APS CS5.1, I noticed I may have over sharpened the image as there are slight halos along the legs. Long legged arthropods are challenging to get all the legs in focus.

Hope you enjoy.

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  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-11-13 22:18]

a perfect shot of cranefly. nicely presented. a very difficult subject to photograph because of its thin appearance. tfs.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-14 7:30]

Hello Michael,
Very special and spectacular pose for this Crane-fly. I like these long-legged creatures too. Very pleasant natural picture.
Kind regards

hello Michael
very good sharpness picture with great details
very nice pose on this leave with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-14 17:57]

Hello Mike,
A very impressive macro showing exceptional detail and beautiful natural coloration. When I first viewed the thunbnail I thought what in the world is this a photo of? I then opened it up and this awesome insect appeared like magic. The exposure is superb and DOF couldn't be any better. One of your Best!!!
PS. I looked and looked and can't see any halos, maybe my eyes are getting worse.

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