Hi Annick. This looks like a Flesh fly ( Sarcophaga carnaria ) but not 100 % . Not to sure how you got such a good picture hand held , I shake tomuch so a tripod has to be used. Now you have taken the macro out you must start using it. You have good detai land colours. a good picture in the bright light. well done TFS.
Good detail on the fly itself especially as it was hand held but as you say the light was harsh. Maybe a reflector could help to reflect some light on the darker side of the subject. I am no expert in this but maybe this could cause the light to appear softer and also soften the shadow. Now that the Macro lens is out you can do some experimenting.
this is clearly a Sarcophaga as 'nglen' already suggested. You captured it very well.
In particular, I like the presentation of the wing surfaces including the reflectance.
The red eyes are always impressive.
Best wishes, Peter
Op safari in je eigen tuin kan je ook veel tegenkomen,zeker het kleinere werk,fraai opgenomen en zoals jezelf al eigenlijk aangeeft heb je een vrij rusige hand daar je geen statief gebruikt hebt,mooie opname hoewel ik niet zo weg ben van dit soort vliegen,zeker als je de appel nog wilde oppeuzelen,groetjes
I seer a VERY sharp fly (*great) and I also see an awful lot of natural skin sugars and yeast on the apple...if it doesn't taste good now, it will if you put a few of those together with some water, honey and a bit more warmed brewers yeast in a glass bottle and then put a balloon on top...it will bubble for about 2 weeks, then it is ready for drinking or vinegar...one or the other takes over...
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-08-12 15:12]
Hi my friend Annick,
A very well focused and composed macro shot of a meat-eater fly. TFS.
Greetings from TRN Cyprus
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-08-13 5:47]
Maybe not very beautifull but still interesting :-) Great quality, eyes are perfectly sharp and red :-) Nice BG. Your macro lens and you did good job together :-)
I am glad to see you in macro photography world and I wish you to use macro lens more often. Extreme sharpness and details of the shot. It is a pity a bit that you have not posted exposure and other EXIF parameters. I remember (if I am not mistaken) you do not use flash. However, in your case fill flash would be useful for eliminate deep shadows. Well done and good wishes (especially at macro shooting).