A large limb from a dead tree broke off recently at one of the small parks I like to hike in. It had some great color and texture and gave me an idea to expand my “COSMIC…” series. So I started the “cosmic wood” after taking several shots and seeing how they looked on the screen. While I was getting some macro shots this guy flew into the frame and decided to stay, but only for a second. I was able to get off a few frames and this is one slightly cropped. The fly left before I could secure a model release but, since there is no wi-fi in this part of the woods, I feel safe in posting it. Besides, he’ll be long dead before his case comes to court if he files suit in New York State. The wheels turn slowly here. Fellow blogger ehpem has been doing a great series on various bugs he has trained to pose nicely for photos. You can see one here. And you can see the first in the series of cosmic wood here.