Sunday, October 31, 2010

Macro Monday *I'm a Bot Fly, Baby*


I noticed this fly sitting on one of the last Queen Anne's Lace flowers we have remaining, and I thought, "If this fly allows me to get close enough, it could be the star of Macro Monday on my blog for a week." Well, I lucked out, because it was a very cooperative model. In fact, after photographing it for a while, I walked away to go explore other areas, and when I came back, this Bot Fly was still sitting on the same flower.

It has obviously been through a lot in its lifetime,
based on the shape it is in (especially the wings).
However, I appreciated it posing for some macro portraits.
"Here's my side view. Do you like the spikes on my butt? Cool huh?"
"How bout my nose? Some people thing big noses aren't cool - Mine is WAY cool!"
(c) Misty DawnS

"Now, for the head shot. I really am sexy, right?"
Yes, Dear Bot Fly, you are sexy. Work if for the camera, Baby!
(c) Misty DawnS

Yes, although it had been through some tough times, this Bot Fly was a great model. No need for the best fat burners for this critter - It's got it going on! hehe

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8 comments:

Jan n Jer

Looks like this fella is on his way out. Glad you captured his image.

Bunch of Barrons

I'm not much on bugs, but love the flower he's sitting on! ;)

Trish ~ ♥ ~

big eyes and fuzzy butt!

Maaike

the poor thing!
a great capture

Kala

He's looking right into the camera in the second shot! Well done, and thanks for sharing.

Nikki .

Wonderful photos but it looks like that fly has had a narrow escape with a web... what has it done to its wings?

lisaschaos

His poor little wings. Nice shots!

Tammy

Amazing close up shot! My BBFF rocks!

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