Most people probably never bother to stop and take a CLOSE look at one of these creatures. They're too busy swatting and flailing about in an attempt to get the bug to leave them alone. Can't say I blame 'em; the saw-toothed proboscis of one of these biters HURTS as it rasps its way into your bloodstream. But there is one feature of the horsefly - many other flies for that matter - that is undeniably cool but seldom seen.
So, to bring you the rest of the story, I got down in the dirt with the fly above, who was amazingly cooperative, and rammed the macro lens into its face.