Su­per fly guy

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I closed off last week with a week­end of macro pho­tog­ra­phy – a first for me. I was lucky enough to have the loan of a Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens for the en­tire week­end.

What to do and where to go was the first prob­lem, fol­lowed by what to shoot. Af­ter bit of quick re­search through my N-Photo col­lec­tion, I went off to the front yard to scrounge in among the bushes. I found some flow­ers and a nice big cock­roach. Twenty-five min­utes of fo­cus­ing later, I had a swag of images. As I turned to leave I saw a bush of lovely yel­low flow­ers and tried for one more shot. Then came ‘Louie the fly’…

‘Wait, be pa­tient, surely he will land on the yel­low ones…’

Bingo! En­joy the pic­ture. I think it’s good for a first ef­fort.

I used a D5100 with Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 lens, no flash, and shot hand held. It was ad­justed in CS6 and cropped in Pi­casa 3. Sam Neu­mann, Geelong, Aus­tralia That’s very good in­deed for a first ef­fort, Sam – are you now tempted to get your own macro lens, I won­der?

They’re not the loveli­est of crea­tures, but Sam’s

photo is a stun­ner

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