Mar 222010

We don’t have a lot of flies here… but when we do they seem unusually large… and clever.

This one was buzzing around and avoiding my attempts to shoo him out the window that I nicely opened just for him. But he wouldn’t leave, just kept at annoying me. So, I stopped being compassionate… and got the flyswatter out. Rather than hiding, he went up into the overhead lamp where, by its very shape, there was no chance of swatting him.

So, I got him with the shutter of my Canon SD95o IS  in digital macro mode instead.

I took several shots as he was intent on taunting me by cleaning his legs and remaining in such a conspicuous and unreachable place.

This shot was the best one. Shutter was 1/80; aperture  f/5.8;  focal length 28.5; ISO 200.

I used the blur tool to saturate the color, used the overlay with the High Pass filter, cropped the image, and then adjusted the levels.   I love getting to know how to use PSE better!

  4 Responses to “THEME: Conspicuous”

  1. Nice shot, but I really enjoyed the story even more than the photo.

  2. Great detail, they are amazing if icky creatures.

  3. Not that I’m a fan of flies (I rather agree with Ogden Nash), but the details are incredible, likethe hairs on the abdomen and the bright red eyes and tail. (Do flies have tails?)

  4. Very cool shot, love all those tiny details! You got the best of that fly (whether he knows it or not)! Wonderful!

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