Canon S400, Macro Mode || Cropped
August 15, 2004 | Permalink
Right on for an awesome photo.
Posted by: AP | Aug 15, 2004 1:19:15 AM
Yuck is right, I also hate flies, but, how did you manage to make even a fly look wonderfull.
Even though I dislike and probably kill these little creatures everytime I get the chance, I simply adore this photograph. This one is a dignified fly! :)
Posted by: lou | Aug 15, 2004 3:39:43 AM
Woah! awsome macro!
Posted by: Arjan | Aug 15, 2004 5:17:33 AM
just a perfect photo ;-)
Posted by: ilheu | Aug 15, 2004 6:02:36 AM
Very nice! This fly has blue stripes...awesome detail.
Posted by: yamel::spectrum | Aug 15, 2004 8:20:47 AM
macro pic is wonderful.
shooting is good timing.
i like it (^^)!
Posted by: ogacch | Aug 15, 2004 11:03:44 AM
patience is truly a virtue! what an awesome photo!
Posted by: dkaye | Aug 15, 2004 7:48:35 PM
Amazing. The detail is exceptional. The fly seems particularly blue in color, which compliments the yellow flower nicely. Well done!
Posted by: Tim | Aug 15, 2004 9:07:38 PM
I just love insects. This is great.
Posted by: Christop | Aug 15, 2004 9:18:31 PM
Thanks all for the wonderful comments. There were about 50 pics of this little guy that looked awful before finally getting this one. It's a cropped picture as you can't really get quite this close with a point-and-shoot, so I was lucky to keep the detail in all it's glorious yuckiness! :)
Posted by: Charlie | Aug 15, 2004 9:28:41 PM
Damn, nice shot. 50 photos or not this one rocks!!!
Posted by: Justin Makler | Aug 15, 2004 10:33:19 PM
wow, I didn't know the s400 could take a shot like that.
Posted by: Travis | Aug 15, 2004 10:40:51 PM
Actually...Photoshop deserves a little credit for the shot as the fly was much smaller out of the camera - the original shot showed much more of the rose. It was cropped in tight and then the levels and curves adjusted with a pinch of sharpness to bring out the gross fly body, which was abnormally large, so that was helpful. :)
Posted by: Charlie | Aug 15, 2004 10:54:00 PM
Wow, this is such an excellent shot :)
Posted by: Koozeh | Aug 15, 2004 11:05:02 PM
Posted by: tyh | Aug 16, 2004 12:09:36 AM
Actually I think if the flies had an advertising guru, they'd hire you and run a campaign with this photo -- it's beautiful.
Posted by: myla | Aug 16, 2004 1:57:53 AM
little hairy friend, he's a bad boy, mostly.....a bad boy........floating on a sea of soft yellow butter waves, making purple shiny reflections and connections, our terrible human right to squash you away between our thumbs.....terrifying way up in that sky, i look up and i wonder if that's you passing by.
Posted by: shellie | Aug 16, 2004 8:40:01 AM
nice work on this one! Insects are difficult to make beautiful ;-) and you managed with an annoying fly - loverly!
Posted by: daisies | Aug 16, 2004 3:37:44 PM
Its just a pesky fly but the way you shot it, Charlie, makes it look like a work of art! Fantastic background.
Posted by: Zee | Aug 16, 2004 8:14:41 PM
Great macro, nice complimentary colours and sharpness on the fly.
Posted by: deceptive | Aug 18, 2004 12:22:56 PM
Great shot and level of details with the Canon S400. I love the contrasting complimentary colours and the narrow depth of field.
Posted by: Anne | Aug 27, 2004 12:34:52 AM
This is great, detail, comp, dof are all superb! Great Shot
Posted by: jpdewald | Sep 1, 2004 1:51:52 AM
a great color and an insect -- I like it!
Posted by: torome | Oct 14, 2004 7:08:04 AM