ds264 – The Eyes Have It

August 10, 2010

I try to do one daily shoot photo a week and this one fitted in very well with my current macro fascination. One of the things that I love about macro photography is being able to see a bit more than the eye can generally see, especially the eyes on the insect. This was taken with the usual Canon macro lens, and has been cropped to cut out what was not necessary. πŸ˜€ They move too quickly for me to get any closer. :p



  1. Good one Nigel. I like the details on the left wing and the colors are real nice on this shot.

    Looks like you’re having fun with your new macro lens.

    • Sure am! I’m loving it. Pretty much, for the whole of last week, the macro was the only lens on the end of my camera. πŸ™‚

  2. Good shot considered how quickly these things move. This fly looks almost like the one I took when I first got the macro lens. Not sure if you seen this post http://emilygoochphotos.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/the-world-of-tiny-details/
    Like you, I love shooting Macro because of the details our normal eyes can’t see. But this little fly in my post, really surprised me and gives me the creeps when ever I look at it.
    The trick to shooting insects — Patience… I find that if I sit long enough and blend in with their environment, they tend to let me come closer. πŸ™‚

    • I hadn’t seen that post before, thanks for sharing it. Great photos and amazing close up on the fly. I was thinking of getting the kenko extension tubes… I need to play a bit more with the lens first though and then figure out if I need them. πŸ™‚

  3. I love this. Beautiful balance between detail and softness. Color is lovely, too.

  4. Wow, that wing is so clear. Just beautiful.
    I agree with you about macro – it’s like entering another world entirely.

  5. Macro is seeing *new* for sure. I like the close up bug photos. They are challenging. Nice photos that I looked at so far!

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