As I have stated several times in my blogs, I love photographing flies. So I’ve decided to start something a little different: a regular weekly post entitled “Flyday”. Yup, you guessed it, every Friday from now on I will try and post a new photo of a fly. That means in the next year I will need to produce and upload 52 good fly pictures.
Think I can do it? No, me neither actually…but I’ll do my best!
For my inaugural Friday fly I am posting another photo of a Meiosimyza fly that I found in my garden. I posted a picture of one of these flies not long ago (see Of flies and flashes) but today’s image was taken with a different lens (my new Zuiko 60mm F2.8 micro 4/3 macro lens) and the foamcore diffuser I wrote about here: Weevil meets flash diffuser.
These flies seem to be pretty common in my garden and they are really quite pretty (although this one isn’t as brightly coloured as the last one I photographed). An excellent choice I think for my first Flyday post.
One down, 51 to go…
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 35mm macro
Settings: manual exposure (F8 @ 1/200 sec)
Lighting: Olympus FL-36 flash (on TTL)