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Callopistromyia annulipes. Heritage Island, Anacostia River, Washington, DC, USA. 30 June 2012.

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Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
treegrow's ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
Posted by treegrow over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Beautiful. Are these photographed in the field, Katja, or do you have a setup?

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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They are all photographed in situ. I've tried to do some studio photography with bugs, but I don't really enjoy it. It's much more fun to stalk them in the field.

Posted by treegrow over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, I think I would feel the same way. Your photographs are so impressive and well lit--it just seems like they might be in a studio!

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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It's because I am using a flash. Almost all my photos before 2012 were taken with natural light, but that meant I was limited to huge bugs like butterflies and dragonflies. When I got a close-up lens last winter, I realized that I had to start using a flash. It's almost impossible to shoot anything below a centimeter without extra light from a flash. I love natural light, but I also love being able to capture itsy-bitsy things.

Posted by treegrow over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
kueda's ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
Posted by kueda about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
sambiology's ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
Posted by sambiology over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
pbedell's ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
Posted by pbedell over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
treegrow's ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
Peacock Fly - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
Community ID: Peacock Fly (Callopistromyia annulipes)
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