|Legs and leggy shadows.|
|Zooming in. She* was very patient, sitting absolutely still while I tried to get all of her in focus.|
*Arbitrary choice of pronoun. How do you tell a female harvestman (harvestperson?) from the male? It's difficult. The male has longer legs and a smaller body than the female, but that's hard to calculate, unless you have a pair side by side. And females have a long ovipositor at the back, but usually this is hidden in a sheath, and only extended when they're laying eggs.
Their relatives, spiders, are easier, with the male's "boxing gloves" always held ready for action.
Later, I was preparing the camera for a few shots testing different settings, when this fly dropped in to sit right in front of the lens. I didn't even have to pick up the camera.
|A very shallow depth of field got his hair, but not the face in focus. But at least I got the colour of the eyes.|
He was not as patient as the harvestman; when I moved the camera, he up and left.