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Waiter, There's a Fly on my Moss !

By chase
As I am confined to the house for a while I went into the back garden, looking for some interesting moss and this is a little scene that I found. The Fly was just sat there, not moving much but not dead...yet, don't think he had long for this world.
Down I got, camera resting on my home made 'bean bag'.
I had time to stack a few images, about 10 from memory.

Taken in daylight, the bg is what is left of a large concrete dog run, sadly now unused so plenty of moss around.
Raw images sorted in Lightroom
Images stacked and processed in Photoshop.
Tidy up crop, levels and a drop of sharpening.

Thanks for taking the time to call in.
Constructive critique and mods very welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Wet Fly Digitally manipulated Daylight Moss Water drops Seed head Wildlife and nature stacked images

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Comments


bluesandtwos 11 461 1 England
1 Nov 2019 10:33AM
Clever stuff! And I love the title Grin.
As an alternative - 'Come on then, bring it on.' as it looks like the tiny moss is making a defiant stand against the huge fly. ( or do I need more tea?Blush)

Dave
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 10:35AM
Deffo more Tea Dave, you did make me chuckle Grin
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 10:35AM
I'm not keen on flies but this is a superb close up enhanced by the water droplets and that beautiful background.

Phil.
PhilT2 Plus
11 533 31 England
1 Nov 2019 10:37AM
Fabulous detail in this shot and I like the composition too. Do not understand photo stacking but the result is exceptional. Must look into the subject. It is a great image and I am happy to award it
1 Nov 2019 10:47AM
Great macro Janet, as there is not stacking built into the D500 I take it you used a rail? That's one of the reasons I switched from the D7200 to Z6. Nevertheless you get brilliant result's.
Geoff
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 10:49AM
Thanks guys.
Many thanks for your User Awards Geoff and Phil, great to have.

Phil, I just watched a couple of tutorials and then went for it. Not quite perfected it yet but it's fun trying and seeing the results.

Geoff, no rail and no, the D500 don't stack, well I don't think it does, I'm still finding my way round the camera atm. I just shifted my focal point with fingers crossed.
Janet xx
clicknimagine Plus
11 751 104 India
1 Nov 2019 10:53AM
Great detail captured...
JohnnyBG 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 11:10AM
Lovely image with lots of interesting details plus it's technically very good
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 11:36AM
Great to have your UA Johnny, many thanks.
1 Nov 2019 11:56AM
Fantastic Janet. You must be pleased with this. I would be.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 12:13PM
Thanks all.
Yep, fairly pleased Fiona,a couple of bits I need to improve on but I did like the outcome of the stacking here.
Janet xx
1 Nov 2019 12:20PM
Well captured.
bluesandtwos 11 461 1 England
1 Nov 2019 12:21PM
Thank you! Wink

Dave x
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
1 Nov 2019 12:57PM
Terrific macro and cooperative fly.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 1:32PM
Thanks all.
Great to have your UA Willie, many thanks.
Janet xx
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 4:36PM
Amazing shot !!....impressive detail in this soggy beastie, with those water droplets adding
a bit of 'sparkle' too....top notch stuff !!.Smile
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 4:45PM
Thanks all.
Many thanks for your UA Keith, appreciated.
Janet xx
Awesome shot! Smile
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
1 Nov 2019 6:33PM
this is stunning!
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 6:50PM
Many thanks everyone.
Special thank you's to David,Ken,Lin and Pascal for your User Awards, appreciated.
Janet xx
1 Nov 2019 8:03PM
Stunning macro work.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 8:10PM
Thank you everyone.
Paul and Alfie, great to have your UA's many thanks.
Janet xx
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 50 England
1 Nov 2019 8:50PM
Cracking detail on such a small insect Janet - perfect bokeh too.
Brian.
Superb detailed close up.
Stunning bg & processing.
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2019 9:37PM
Wonderful close up colour & details, Superb..
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 9:48PM
Thanks folks.
Big thanks to Brian and Yogendra, great to have your UAs guys.
Janet xx
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
1 Nov 2019 9:48PM
Wow......stunning shot
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
1 Nov 2019 11:28PM
Many thanks for your UA Alan Grin
DCox 8 11 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2019 6:51AM
great macro and stacking
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
3 Nov 2019 3:13PM
Thanks all.
Mara, great to have your UA, many thanks.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
4 Nov 2019 11:58AM
Thank you everyone.
Gilly, many thanks for your UA.
Big thanks to the ePz Team for the EC too. Smile
Janet xx
BydoR9 9 26 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 1:23PM
Stunning macro! Well done with the EC! GrinGrinGrinGrin
DavidLaverty 9 820 Northern Ireland
5 Nov 2019 12:30AM
Stunning image and just goes to show what a bit of imagination can bring
5 Nov 2019 2:41AM
They say some of your best images will be found near where you live .Have to agree after seeing this stellar macro ! The water droplets and over all detail , had me reaching for the award button right away Janet ,
Cheers Walt
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
5 Nov 2019 7:46AM
Thanks everyone.
Many thanks to Steven, David and Walt for your User Awards.
Janet xx
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
5 Nov 2019 6:40PM
Hi Paul, many thanks for your UA, appreciated.
Janet xx
A stunning macro image, perfect composition and I love the water droplets.
Carol
chase Plus
15 2.0k 516 England
6 Nov 2019 9:27PM
Thanyou for your UAs Colleen and Carol, great to have.
Janet xx

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