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A Macro shot of a deceased bluebottle fly. I wanted to try and capture what the head of the dead insect and specifically the eyes would look like. I found the fly on a window sill at home and shot in situ and used a small LED torch to highlight the head as well as a difussed flash. A sad but still colourful image Sad

Thanks for taking the time to view.

Brian J.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Jul 2013 - 8:23 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:'The Death of a Fly'
Username:briantjjones briantjjones
Uploaded:30 Jul 2013 - 9:23 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flies, Insects, Wildlife / nature
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HelenaJ
HelenaJ  2
30 Jul 2013 - 9:52 PM

Amazing. Looks like a bit of old machinery. Like the unusual subject matter a lot. Smile

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Pinnace
Pinnace  5 Wales
30 Jul 2013 - 10:08 PM

Well, you could at least have closed it's eyes Wink

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antisilence
antisilence e2 Member 11antisilence vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 - 10:47 PM

Good shot.

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 10:49 PM

A super piece of work well done.
Regards John.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:01 AM

Brilliant. I have never achieved this level of detail in my macro shots so I am well impressed, but the models I employ move, damn them!

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briantjjones
31 Jul 2013 - 3:11 PM

A big thanks for all your comments. An unusual subject matter but as Lynne mentioned it was at least still Smile

Regards, Brian.

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JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2728 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
31 Jul 2013 - 6:04 PM

Now that is some shot, Brian.!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmile I'm pleased I looked at your portfolio. I have the same lens, but never imagined one could get that type of magnification. I've a 50D and 600D at the moment. Hope to save up the pennies for a 70D when the price drops a little.

Regards,

Jack

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:38 PM

A superb macro shot. EXCELLENT.
Ray

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briantjjones
1 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Jack/Ray,

Thanks for your comments much appreciated and I enjoyed looking at both your pf's.

Jack, The lens was one of the best investments I made as I had the old version of the Tamron 90mm beforethe original Image which was good but there is a marked improvement in image quality. I did crop but the shot was hand held so the IS worked a treat Smile Hope you don't have to wait to long to get youur new camera Wink

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hermless
hermless e2 Member 1hermless vcard Scotland
16 Aug 2013 - 6:17 PM

AAGGGHHHHHHHHH!!Scary......GrinGrinGrin Fantastic detail.
Kenny

Last Modified By hermless at 16 Aug 2013 - 6:18 PM

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UrbaneMagick
18 Aug 2013 - 4:07 PM

WOW!

The world of macro truly is a wonderful place.

The detail of what seem a mundane creature never fails to amaze me.

Gareth

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Sreidser08
31 Aug 2013 - 2:32 PM

Ah-ma-zing!! fantastic shot GrinGrin

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