Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hover fly


Hover fly
Originally uploaded by theshutterbugeye

Today I'm sharing a shot from my garden. I was shooting my peony buds when I noticed this little hover fly. So I started taking pictures of it.

Here is one that I think turned out quite well. I hope you enjoyed.

DK Miller
The Shutterbug Eye, Nature photography and more

6 comments:

  1. Quite well is being a little modest. I think it turned out fabulous. I was taking pictures of my flowers the other day and a bee flew in. The flowers are in focus but the bee is a blur. This is a very cool shot.

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  2. Love this one, Diane. The fly is so colorful, I never get that close to them to see their detail :D Cool photo.

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  3. :-) Thanks so much. I love the macro lens. It's amazing how close I can get and how much detail I can obtain.

    Ann - it's hard when they are flying or moving. I was lucky this fly decided to just hang out for a bit so I could get my focus. I use manual focus for macros to as with the shallow depth of field it helps ensure the focus is in the right spot.

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  4. I also think you're being modest. This is an excellent picture. Flies are very colorful little creatures when you see them up close.

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  5. That is a great photo! Not only do you have lots of detail, the background is plain so there's nothing to distract. I'd say this pic was about 25% luck (an available plain background) and 75% skill (all the rest).

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  6. Aww, thanks! The plain background is the siding on my house blurred to an even color. Working so close to something so small makes the area of actual focus quite small allowing for that level of blur in the background. IT being the siding and one color made for a nice background for this shot.

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