Waiter! There's a Fly in my cup!

As found, this evening on the sink, fly in a glass of water.

View all photos taken: Monday, 10th November 2008, This photo: 9:58pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    Nicely captured.
  • Wes Cooper said:
  • Giorgos~ said:
    Did you get a refund? LOL
  • Louise. said:
    WOW - you can see the surface tension on the water.
  • David de Groot said:
    Didn't turn out half bad eh?
    Thanks Wes. Had to remove a LOT of dust from the water surface, and whack it with the unsharp stick as diffraction had well and truly taken effect at f/20.
    Impressive eh?
  • Garry' said:
    Insane David, you never cease to amaze me
  • David de Groot said:
    Who could pass up an opportunity like that eh ? ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Better check the ice cream make sure there is nothing in that :P
    Nice capture how do you like the 100mm macro I have the 60mm
  • ronnietan15 said:
    yum! what a treat!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Beautifully captured, dig the calm blues of the water.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Wow... a nice sharp macro... of a big fat fly!!
    Looks like he'd doing the breast-stroke?
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe - the ice-cream is fine.
    I like the 100mm, it gives you a bit more working distance, and works on a full-frame or film camera too.
    Well maybe for a frog.
    Aye, wonderful what cellophane under the glass will do eh ? ;-)
    I thought it might have been dog paddle, but who knows ? ;-)
  • accesser said:
    Cheers I still do like my 60mm I've done some good shots just now and then its a bit short such as butterfly's I've tried to get some shots but cant get a good close up, I also have the MR14-EX ring light flash for it that's pretty neat I've done some cool things with it.
  • Yorri¬Ęk said:
    extra protein, available now~!
  • David de Groot said:
    Oooh, I'd love a nice macro flash - I just use speedlights and trigger them wirelessly.
    With bonus bacteria ;-)
  • rumblemumbles said:
    wow really well caputred. but i wouldn't tell everyone - they might want one too
  • David de Groot said:
    That's true !
  • Jack High said:
    Lovely detail works so well against that background. Did the fly make it?
  • Adam Bolt Photography said:
    That really is quite a,azing. I love the little droplets of water on the flys back.
    Cheers Adam
  • David de Groot said:
    He made it down the drain when I'd finished shooting him. (I'd been trying to swat the bugger all day, so a watery grave had to do).
    Thanks Adam :) Yeah, macro can be quite interesting at times.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    looks like its doing the breaststroke, sir
  • teejaybee said:
    Very cool, ontop of the water
    If you dried him out and covered him in salt he would have come back to life :) Try it some time - you have to dry them though otherwise the salt goes hard around them and they can't burrow out.
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, as much as I don't like to kill things, flies have no place in my kitchen, so this one came to a somewhat sudden end after the shoot. Besides, I don't have a beach towel that small :P
  • ZedMacca said:
    Ahh, how cool is that! Well captured.
  • David de Groot said:
    @ZedMacca - Thanks :)
  • ben.degroot said:
    Nice pic of a tasty lunch :) - added fibre LOL
  • David de Groot said: