Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camera Critter #74

I am always on the lookout for a new critter to shoot, and normally I just shoot them and hope for the best. Then when I get home, upload the images to my computer and start working on them, I decide if I like the shot or not.

This particular shot, was one I lifted the camera, fired off an image and on the second frame, the bug was gone. In other words, I only got one shot of it. But when I looked at the shot, I really liked it.

All I know about this ugly, little critter is it is a member of the Tachinidae family and probably a species of Peleteria. But he sure is a cool looking fly. Besides, I love the way I cropped the shot. 8v)

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!

(Editor's Note: I would like thank Misty Dawn for suggesting the crop used for this image...Sorry, Misty)

10 comments:

Martha in PA said...

You even make flies look great! I was trying to capture (with camera) a butterfly yesterday, he was taunting me, first on the ground in a spot that was damp... but the kids chased him away (my great nephews are not trained as well as my daughter) then he would land on a leaf just high enough I could not reach. A few minutes later when we passed the exact some damp spot, there he was again, but flew off before I could get in for the shot!

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JD and Max said...

That is one ugly little critter it's true - but that's what's so AMAZING about this photo! It's fantastically crisp and clear - brilliant shot! :)

wildcatwoodscats said...

Great looking fly - never thought I would say that! Neat post.

Jedediah said...

I adore the little feeler thing on his head :) Great capture.

Rhea said...

Very cool photo! That fly is unique and kind of scruffy looking. Neat photo!!

Anna said...

I like it, too. Great catch.

Misty Dawn said...

AHEM!!!!!!! WHO cropped the shot?!?! SURE - I see how it is!

Janie said...

that's amazing detail of his hairy little body and cool eyes. I like the 3 flower crop.

Carla said...

Creepy looking, great shot though:)

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, amazing shot!
Happy Camera critters
purrs and love
Luna