•Crane fly in morning sunlight (1/3).
I am now oficially fan of crane flies! 🙌 Din't know they were so awesome until I paid attention. These guys (family Tipulidae) may look like big mosquitoes but they aren't. Unlike real mosquitoes, these gentle giants won't bite you or harm you in any way. So if you see one just let it be. 😉 Check out gallery to watch all pics.
A Tortoise-Shelled Ladybird, Harmonia testudinaria. This species is only found in this part of the world, Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Disdainful of the pedestrian spots of its less fashionable cousins, it sports a strikingly modish striped look. It was a very welcome visitor to the yard a week or so back, but it had to wait for predator week to conclude before it could strut its stuff. Ladybirds wishing to dress smart can buy this item and many more at Elytra Fashions. Aphids accepted. Single, handheld shot with a Sony a7s, Sony 90mm 2.8 macro lens with Raynox DCR-250 magnifier. F13, iso 640, 1/200s. Flash and DIY reflector/diffuser. Raw-LR6.