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Lens: Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro Camera: Pentax K-S1 Photo Location: Subotica, Serbia ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: stein, 03-25-2016, 12:03 PM

It's a straight crop from a better image (attached as well) but I'm more interested in what type of this fly-like insect is than how good the photo looks

So, if you know your bugs, give me a hint.

The grass is less than a millimeter wide, getting the full size of the insect to be maybe 2.5-3mm in length, not more. Don't let the white flower in the background fool you, it's one of nature's smallest children... (actually, I was initially aiming at the flower when this small black blob caught my eye)

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I believe that it is some sort of mosquito (male)
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Looks like a gnat to me
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I think @Nass gets the lollipop. The only insect that I have seen with featherlike antennae like that is a gnat. Moths also have feathery antennae, but that ain't no moth !! Thanks for the photograph stein.

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Is that flower a sandwort?
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QuoteOriginally posted by sherrvonne Quote
Is that flower a sandwort?
Yes, I'd say (had to google it first )
We have several types of these around, clear white and blue/white being the most common. Really hard to get a really good macro of these tiny creatures as the DOF gets insignificantly shallow once I get really close and try to do a really good macro. Have to get a small tripod for this to keep the camera much closer to the ground or to get away from it to a safe distance to avoid need for stacking...

---------- Post added 03-26-16 at 07:26 ----------

Thank you all for the clarification on the insect. If you're right, this one would be better to stay outside
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