This is the final set of photos taken in my yard August 3, 2015. In case you haven’t already guessed it, these are all photos of flies. I’ve tried to identify what type of flies they are, but feel free to correct me if I got it wrong. I think the first photo is a long-legged fly and the last four are flesh flies. I don’t really remember but it’s posssible the flesh flies may be just multiple shots of the same one.
There is one thing different in the last four photos from all the other macros and close ups I’ve posted in the past. This difference is that while I used the Sigma 105mm macro I had a 2x close up filter attached to the lens. I didn’t care for it that much. The first time I used my Sigma 105mm macro I didn’t care for it that much either so with time I may come to like the 2x filter. The main things I didn’t like about the close up filter were the extremely narrow depth of field which I knew would happen and the fact that I couldn’t just stand up after taking a macro shot and shoot something more than a couple of inches away. I hadn’t thought about that. Sure you just unscrew the lens but then you have to have some place to put it and worry about getting dust or dirt on it if you plan on using it again. When I’m taking pictures I don’t like anything to interrupt my flow so I’m being pretty picky here. I do like the results (and that’s what really counts) so I’m sure over time I will learn to like it. I bought a set so I also have a 1x and a 4x which I can combine for various powers.
The rest of the photos are what I think are flesh flies and may be multiple shots of just one.
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