Monday, March 30, 2009

I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly

The photo Friday topic 'Extreme Closeup' was appropriate because I have just got a raynox dcr-250 supermacro lens.

This red eyed fly was sunning itself on a dead leaf and I was very impressed with the rainbow shimmer to its wings.
Flies are maybe not the most attractive subjects but I find them fascinating in extreme closeup.

I was really pleased to capture the facets of the compound eyes and its quite jolly grey and black striped torso like some kind of sport referee.


Magpie Magic said...

Cool pictures. I normally don't like flies because they're so annoying, but you're right, they're very pretty close up. I especially like it's wings.

paintandink said...

I still don't know if I could call them beautiful, but you've done a wonderful job of capturing the iridescence.

natural attrill said...

The first photograph is beautiful, love the shimmering wings.