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Beauty in a simple fly

By Overread  
f16, ISO 200, 1/200sec

Taken with Sigma 150mm macro, sigma 1.4 teleconverter and Raynox DCR 250.
Flash was held in right hand and camera in left (one handed shooting is darn hard - though its easier I find with the left hand and the gap between thumb and finger cradling the lens barrel). A common fly sitting on my window - which made focusing easier as I was able to lean on the window for some support - but of course it does limit my working angles for lighting and camera - but its worked very well in this case.

Tags: Close-up and macro

Voters: WaltP, cattyal, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY and 23 more

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RTDS 9 Cyprus
2 Apr 2009 7:28PM
Thats a cracking macro shot with amazing details.

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twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 7:32PM
An amazing shot considering your set-up..................Trev
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2009 7:39PM
Excellent macro work
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
2 Apr 2009 8:53PM
Amazingly detailed
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
2 Apr 2009 9:02PM
Fantastic shot, I know what you mean by one handed being difficult but it does not seem to have hampered you. Ann
2 Apr 2009 9:04PM
I love insect close ups - your pic does indeed show the incredible hidden structure thats all around us.
Excellent work, please post more!
iancatch 11 4 45 England
2 Apr 2009 10:25PM
Do you pay them to keep still?

Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
3 Apr 2009 12:56PM
Many thanks all Smile
as for paying I wish I could - though rotting fruit and honey can work well so I hear
jeanmarie 9 12 England
14 Jun 2009 1:44AM
flies are like buses there's always another one that comes along Smile
this is an amazing macro with so much detail. jeanette

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