Saturday, September 18, 2010


28mm f4.6 1/100s ISO:100


  1. I love the simplicity of this shot and the downplay of it's presentation. At first glance it may be just a dead on snapshot of a fly. Then I see the diagonal lines come forward and dive across the frame pulling my eyes across the image. The horizontal placement of the fly itself is offset by the grain and splits in the wood. The symmetry and the proportions of the insect are divine. The large bulbous eyes countered by the weight on the overlapped wings to make the balance of nature's design more believable. The subtle coloring and soft light brings added value often overlooked. Your selection for depth of field is spot on as the foreground falls off into my lap. Very well composed. I appreciate the thought you put into such an opportune subject. Bravo!

    Thanks for sharing your photography weblog. I'll come back often.

  2. This is great.
    I love the small glimmer of iridescence in the wood that matches the fly's body and wings.
    The lines in the wood add to the picture.

    Awesome work!
    ['ô ] Avery

  3. Look at those translucent wings, wow, this is a magnificent shot.

  4. Love the lighting....soft, satiny and muted. But very balanced too.