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House Fly

House Fly
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Copyright: Phil Cannings (PhilC) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-14 3:08
Viewed: 1258
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A second attempt at photographing flies - I have looked up a bit about flies and can tell this is one of the so called 'true' flies, as opposed bees, wasps and other insects that have four wings. True flies belong to the family 'Diptera' which basically means two winged. They have small vestigial organs where the second pair of wings would normally have been, and these can be seen as a small yellow stalk with a bulbous end behind the second set of legs. I have still got no idea what exact species this is.

This photo was again of a resting fly, taken hand held, but with the end of the lens rested on the piece of wood the fly was sat on. Canon Eos 1D Mk iv, with 100mm macro and ring flash, the camera was set to manual with an f stop of f9 and shutter speed of 1/60. The flash was set to ETTL to automatically read the exposure back from the subject.

The first couple of shots were only partly focussed, then I 'twisted' myself around to try to line the fly along the focal plane a bit better.

Cropped in photoshop, no other post processing.

Regards - Phil

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