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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fly Season

While not the prettiest subject, I am nonetheless pleased with this portrait because of the eyes. I've always wanted to shoot a macro of an insect where it is possible to actually see the individual facets of their eyes. My main problem with this was that I was usually obsessed with trying to get the whole insect in focus. This is very difficult to do because the depth of field in macro-photography is generally so narrow - you can see this in this photo - the little pads on his front legs and the back end of his wings are clearly out of focus. Now I realize that the trick is to get the important part of the insect (probably the eyes) in focus and not worry about the rest. This is almost certainly a Common Housefly (Musca domestica). This photo was shot using a Tamron 90mm macro lens mounted on a Sony A7r.


JoJo said...

WOW! What a great picture! The eyes are incredible. I'm surprised it sat still long enough to get that shot.

William Kendall said...

Great macro- particularly those eyes!

Stephanie said...

Impressive shot!