TGIF: Thank God its Flyday!
I don’t have much of a story to go with this photo today. It’s just another nice photo of a greenbottle (Lucilia sericata)—my favourite fly species feeding on salmon. It will come as no surprise that I took this picture on the same day (and on the same piece of salmon) as the last time I featured this species (see Flyday July 19, 2013: the greenbottle, now that’s a fly).
I actually had planned to post a series of midge photos today. But for the past couple of days I have been trying my hand at time lapse photography—trying to make a video of an insectivorous plant’s movements after trapping an insect. I spent quite a bit of time on the project today (as well as chasing kids, watering the garden and other typical summer activities) and to put it simply, it didn’t work. I need to sort out a couple of technical issues and try again this weekend. But it meant I didn’t have time to finish editing the midge photos or write the blog.
Stay tuned for midges and (hopefully) time lapse video soon.
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 RF-11 ring flash (1/4-1/2 power)