My eight year old son has taken a real interest in my blog. Every evening he asks me how many views it has received; and whether any views have been received from a new country. It’s kind of like stamp collecting. Then right before bed we sit together and have a look at what I am putting together for that day’s post. He thought that yesterday’s post pretty neat and had me run through the whole process of removing the colour from most of the image, but leaving the eyes bright red. We played around with the image a bit and at one point I changed the eyes of the fly from red to green. He was thrilled because green is his favourite colour. He loved it and asked me if I would please post the photo of the green-eyed flesh fly on my blog.
What could I possibly say to that?
Changing the colour of the eyes was super easy—I just opened the image I posted yesterday with Photoshop Elements 8.0; clicked Enhance/Adjust color/Adjust Hue/Saturation; and then selected Reds and moved the Hue bar to the right until the eyes (and a bit of the feet) were a nice bright green. If you think the photo looks a bit surreal, you should see it with purple eyes!
Have I mentioned that I love Photoshop?
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus E-620 digital SLR
Lens: Zuiko 35mm macro
Settings: manual exposure (F22 @ 1/125 sec)
Lighting: on-camera flash (full power)