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Dung Fly on Seed Head

By Paul_Iddon  
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...

Tags: Poppy Close-up and macro Seed head Dung fly Canon eos 550d Paul Iddon

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PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 11:33AM
Great macro

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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
17 Jun 2012 11:57AM
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

Paul_Iddon 10 56 England
17 Jun 2012 12:12PM

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.

lovely macro shot nice and sharp Grin
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 4:44PM
A really good photograph, sorry I can't expand further due to my current posture and discomfort.

Regards Nathan

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