Mating Flesh Flies
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-12-22 9:27]
Well,if nothing else,I guess these guys have pretty orange eyes.
Nice detail and DOF here Joe.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-12-22 12:15]
Hi Joe, amazing maiting couple with wonderful red eyes, great macro with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- horia (16656)
- [2008-12-22 13:14]
I'm so very much looking forward to shoot such macros, too!
I've ordered a Sigma 150mm macro and i've had a Kenko 2x TC that i haven't been using...together they should me a strong "weapon" :)
Anyway, excellent shot here!
The magnification is terrific and the details you managed to get by using this big DOF is great. I particularly like their eyes that stand out so well from this scene.
Good use of the flash here as well.
Bravo and TFS
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-12-22 13:20]
Amazing orange eyes. I guess if you would study pathology you would get very familiar with these guys, especially ages of their larvae etc. Very good close-up capture of action; good POV, composition, fine sharp details.
Cheers and greeting from Finland!
- trekks (54)
- [2008-12-22 17:36]
At your age, you are very promising to take notice of such array of nature's subjects and doing a good job of photographing them.
This is a great moment to capture as close up to show the flies in rare position and you have them head on. Good sharpness and color. The converter works well.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2008-12-22 21:16]
to be honest, this is not your best shot with the sigma macro-lens but it was taken in May and I have seen much better since.
The flash has given a to hard light and the contrast is also to high. It's not easy to use the flash for a fill in but take a look at Howard's macros he use the fill-in as master.
But the composition and POV are nice and the details are pretty good too.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-12-22 22:29]
The orange eyes of Flesh Flies are their most attractive feature, Joe, and you have shown this very well in this shot.
Apparently, the female of this species is bigger than the male.
Thanks for sharing this excellent shot.
Also, Merry Christmas!
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-12-23 0:14]
What amazing coloured eyes they have, positively evil.
Good composition and sharpness.
Hope you and your family have a safe and happy festive season.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-12-23 5:16]
A fine double-capture, regarding the viewpoint of those flies trying to propagate their breeds Joe, you have masterfully isolated their startling eyes here my friend, TFS indeed!
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-12-23 7:47]
Bonito trabajo con un acertado formato. La luz del flash hizo que sus ojos se asemejen más bien a algún ser extraterrestre jajaja pero también contribye a una toma muy especial por sus contrastes y colorido.
Un saludo: J.Ignasi.
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-12-23 18:39]
Great macro with such a small flesh flies!
the subject is sharp with great colour and superb details
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-12-23 19:56]
A paparazzi shot from you:) Excellent macro of this mating pair in a fine composition with wonderful POV/DOF and nice details.
BEST WISHES AT THE WINTER SOLSTICE AND FOR THE COMING YEAR!
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-12-23 21:39]
Suburp macroshot from this mating flies.
Exellent details with beautiful colours.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-12-24 12:22]
Great macro of a pair of mating Flesh Flies with fine sharpness on their head and thorax and super views of their red eyes.
Nice one from the summer.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of great nature photos,
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-12-25 7:07]
Excellent flesh fly fest Joe..Say that 10 times fast :)
Love the details here & those red eyes are amazing!