The photo above was taken on Deas Island two weeks ago. I usually try to get as close to a subject as possible, so this photo is a little different from my usual style. But I like it because it nicely illustrates the behaviour of this fly and the environment in which it lives. Plus, with the light passing through the leaf it is a pretty attractive photo. In a way it is a picture of a leaf that has a fly on it, rather than a photo of a fly on a leaf.
I didn’t get a good look at the insect and only go this one picture before it took off. I believe it is a specimen of the family Muscidae.
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
Settings: manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec)
Lighting: Olympus FL-36 flash (on TTL)