How often do you think about fly feet?

Yesterday I was trying to photograph bumble bees but every photo was fuzzy. Not bee fuzzy but blurry fuzzy. I got discouraged and began to shoot pictures of moths and beetles and whatever happened by.

Later, when I reviewed the images, I found this fly portrait. Wonder of wonders, I had no idea that flies had feet like that. Truthfully, I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about fly feet, but this was a surprise.

Anyway, I share it simply because it’s interesting.

Fly feet take on a surprising shape.

This fly was resting on a leaf, and clearing showing off its fly feet. © Rusty Burlew.

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  • It’s holding on to the leaf by its legs! Now you need another photo of a fly on a flat surface like a wall, window or ceiling.

  • Interesting. I guess the cartoon caricatures of a fly aren’t that far off. They are wearing shoes.