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Caught this dung fly on the seed head of a poppy in the garden this morning. I had another angle, but I can't get decent results from the edit, so you'll have to make do with this view! Natural light, extension tubes used. The observant will also see a second creature...

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Jun 2012 - 10:40 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dung Fly on Seed Head
Username:Paul_Iddon Paul_Iddon
Uploaded:17 Jun 2012 - 11:18 AM
Tags:Canon eos 550d, Close-up / macro, Dung fly, Paul Iddon, Poppy, Seed head
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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 11:33 AM

Great macro

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 11:57 AM

Looks a little flat this one Paul, think you could easily up the saturation a little as Dung Flies appear a lot more golden than this. That's not to take anything away from the image, which in fairness is exceptional, it's just an opinion Wink

Ade

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Paul_Iddon
17 Jun 2012 - 12:12 PM


Quote: more golden

I would agree with you Ade - and I considered using some fill-in flash to lift the colour, but without good light they do look kinda brown and drab. I am guilty of adding saturation on occasions (as I am sure many of us are) but I opted to leave this as accurate as I, and the camera, saw it at the time. As you rightly say - making it more golden would look fine too. Thanks for the input, it's always appreciated and noted for reference.

Paul.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
17 Jun 2012 - 4:05 PM

lovely macro shot nice and sharp Grin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 4:44 PM

A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan

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