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beautiful Asilidae, lateral - Ceraturgus cruciatus

beautiful Asilidae, lateral - Ceraturgus cruciatus
100 Acre Wood, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
May 28, 2016
In a cleared and opened area of native plants under REC lines with woods nearby.

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beautiful Asilidae, lateral - Ceraturgus cruciatus Asilidae, dorsal - Ceraturgus cruciatus

Great shot!
Did you use a tripod?

 
Thank you.
Me? Use a tripod?
Would that mean carrying more equipment or showing some forethought? That would not be me. I'm sort of an accidental photographer.

But I did use the ring flash and 100 mm macro that I picked up slightly used at Day of Insects a couple of months ago. And I have to say, I really like it although it is not good for doing any work when out and about. Experience tells me that trying to dig invasives with the camera and extra weight lens/flash hanging off of me, doesn't work well.

Moved
Moved from Ceraturgus.

Only
cruciatus occurs in Iowa and this is a very fine shot.

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