Macro photography – Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly

This little chap is a scorpion fly, so called because it’s tail has a large red bulbous end which curls back over it’s body and has a sharp end, making it look like a scorpion poised to attack. It is, however, completely harmless (well to humans). I took this picture with my Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens fitted to a Pentax K-r DSLR in Jun 2012 in the Priors Wood area of Stevenage.

  • Pentax K-r
  • Tamron 90mm
  • f/8 @ 1/180sec
  • iso 560
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