The Crane Fly, I’ve always thought was some kind of mosquito or a mosquito catcher. After a closer look I was able to do some research and found he/she is a harmless fly. It was hanging on my exterior wall opposite my office window for almost 8 hours without moving an inch. As the sun was setting I thought I woould get a closer look and take a photo with my Macro Lens Raynox DCR-250, but it was getting too dark so I popped on my Canon Speedlight 430EX II and that did the trick! The speedlight is a wonderful tool that I highly recommend. With the proper lighting and a macro lens we are able to see so much more than we can with the naked human eye alone.
Now for you to meet Mr. Crane Fly. He has the largest eyes set away from his head which is pretty large itself. As always, click to enlarge the image and enjoy even further.