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Macro picture of a blue eyed sawfly (Rhogogaster viridis)

August 15th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Macro picture of a sawfly with blue eyes
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 24th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

Time for another macro photo of an insect. This time I have captured a sawfly (Rhogogaster viridis) clinging to a straw.
I really like the blue eyes on this sawfly. If you look at my other sawfly photo you can see that sawfly having a different eye color. I believe they are different species.
Need to get myself an insect book to educate myself on the nature around me.

Check out my other insect photos if you digg insects!

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Flash: Flash fired
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Fly · Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sawfly

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CurlyToes // Aug 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    What an amazing colour fly. Great macro shot too. First time here, but I’ve grabbed your RSS feed.

  • 2 Ginnie // Aug 15, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    That blue eye totally makes this pic pop, Thomas. It’s gorgeous!

  • 3 Cathrine // Aug 15, 2007 at 6:33 pm

    1 word: wow

  • 4 Susanne in Key West // Aug 15, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    I love his blue eyes! It’s the perfect color accent in this picture. Great shot, like always, Thomas!

  • 5 Denise // Aug 15, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Great composition and stunning colours.

  • 6 Sylvester // Aug 15, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Great comp and focus. The colors are just awesome, especially the blue eyes.

  • 7 RennyBA // Aug 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    marvelous captured – the closer you get the more amazing the insect gets!

  • 8 shaun // Aug 16, 2007 at 2:10 am

    those blue eyes are really cool on that bug.

  • 9 Debo Hobo // Aug 16, 2007 at 4:44 am

    Your photos are always so awesome. I need to invest in a better camera!

  • 10 jason // Aug 16, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    goodwork 😀
    i like it…

  • 11 legbamel // Aug 17, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    An even better shot than usual. I agree with Ginnie that the blue eyes really give the picture a focus and make him pop.

  • 12 decker. // Aug 19, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    wow, awesome photo!

  • 13 Franky // Aug 20, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    great work again ! well done ! gratulerer med bilder !

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