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Clint501 Mar 27, 2012 12:21 PM

What a Face!!
A Crane Fly - I think this is where horror and science fiction writers get their ideas.

LTZ470 Mar 27, 2012 12:57 PM

Those things are wife thought they were the Good Lord they aren't!

Great shots Clint excellent details and these guys are hard to shoot for sure!

Clint501 Mar 27, 2012 5:23 PM

You're right - I'm glad they don't bite! They are sometimes called mosquito hawks but they don't eat mosquitoes. I think at the "adult" stage all they do is eat, mate and die. The grubs or larva are bad for lawns. Photo Secret:
They aren't that hard to shot when they are dead and their feet are glued to an ivy leaf.

saly Mar 28, 2012 4:19 AM

Good grief, what a monster. How big are they?

Clint501 Mar 28, 2012 7:55 AM


Originally Posted by saly (Post 1292828)
Good grief, what a monster. How big are they?

It's body is about 1 inch long but if you measure from from feet to the back feet it's close to 3 inches.

Here's a better "overall" shot.

jjdog2 Mar 28, 2012 9:34 AM

Wow Clint, love that second one.


Clint501 Mar 28, 2012 5:26 PM

Thanks jj - he looks like some kind of alien vampire that wants to suck all your blood.

lorenww Mar 29, 2012 2:50 PM

Awesome shots, he sure looks sinister.

carlogalliani Apr 4, 2012 5:42 AM

very nice shots

simple Apr 6, 2012 12:58 AM

Amazing :) are you using a ring flash?

Clint501 Apr 6, 2012 4:40 PM

I have one (a Mecablitz 15S) but I don't use it as much as the Sony HVLF43AM flash. Those shots were done with the 43AM.

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