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'The Death of a Fly'

By briantjjones
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.

Tags: Insects Flies Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: morpheus1955, Philip_H, georgiepoolie and 23 more

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HelenaJ 5 3
30 Jul 2013 9:52PM
Amazing. Looks like a bit of old machinery. Like the unusual subject matter a lot. Smile

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Pinnace 7 12 Wales
30 Jul 2013 10:08PM
Well, you could at least have closed it's eyes Wink
30 Jul 2013 10:47PM
Good shot.
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 10:49PM
A super piece of work well done.
Regards John.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 4:01AM
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!
31 Jul 2013 3:11PM
A big thanks for all your comments. An unusual subject matter but as Lynne mentioned it was at least still Smile

Regards, Brian.
JawDborn Plus
4 1.0k 1 England
31 Jul 2013 6:04PM
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.


Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:38PM
A superb macro shot. EXCELLENT.
1 Aug 2013 12:05PM

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
hermless 3 1 Scotland
16 Aug 2013 6:17PM
AAGGGHHHHHHHHH!!Scary......GrinGrinGrin Fantastic detail.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:07PM

The world of macro truly is a wonderful place.

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

31 Aug 2013 2:32PM
Ah-ma-zing!! fantastic shot GrinGrin

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