06-October-2011

Indoor Crane Fly.

A macro image of a Crane Fly. It looks like an over sized mosquito, but does not bite. It has a hard time flying, and its legs seem to be double jointed. This Crane Fly is missing its right front leg. The green compound eyes are interesting. I guess that this one got in while I was trying to do some night sky photography. The sky has actually been clear for two days straight. For this Crane Fly image, I used my Nikon D300, since the other camera bodies were outside for the night sky project.

Indoor Crane Fly. Autumn in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)
Indoor Crane Fly. Autumn in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 flash. (David J Mathre)

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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