In 2018, this macro photography image of a water drinking black fly was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2017 National Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest from over 25,000 nature photography pictures from around the world.
This black fly macro photo was captured in the wild at Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. I love the butterfly garden in front of the main building and entrance. I always scan the garden for little creature and my patience paid off that day when I spotted this black fly resting on a coneflower. Nice contrast of colors I thought and started exploring the subject when I noticed that the fly had a water bubble attached to its mouth. I figured it was using the water drop as a source for drinking and staying hydrated. Luckily, the fly was so busy sipping the liquid that it did not bother me moving in closer and closer. In manual focus I was able to precisely nail the focus on the head of the insect and water droplet ensuring a crisp, high quality close-up photograph. It even got better when I studied the droplet reflection and noticed it had some of the surrounding flowers and sky in it; the sun streams bouncing off the bubble were the icing on the cake.
Insect macro photos are available as museum quality photo prints, canvas prints, wood prints, acrylic prints or metal prints. Fine art prints may be framed and matted to the individual liking and decorating needs:
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