43 responses

  1. It is a very good shot. Unlike other photographer’s insects,
    this Fly seems still live and not came to a Honey drop, therefore
    she could fly away in any moment = your patience was well
    Same time it is an amazement that Lumix can do this and
    big annoyance why do I need to use my heavy camera πŸ˜€

    May 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    • Thank you for your comment, yoshizen. I have to say, I have been so impressed with the Lumix, and it is incredibly compact. I highly recommend it. πŸ™‚

      May 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      • As some of their cameras using Leiz lens,
        I’ve been thinking to buy though, they got
        too many models —– I couldn’t figured out
        which one πŸ™‚

        May 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  2. Mom

    Melanie this is one of your best!!! How absolutely wonderful!! Spectacular. Love Maman

    May 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

  3. Magnifique. Quelle nettetΓ©! Sous ton regard, tout devient beau et doux.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  4. Great shot. Thank you dear Melanie, fascinated me. Love, nia

    May 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    • Thank you, nia. I’ve fallen so far behind in visits and comments. I’m eager to stop by and see what you’ve been up to!

      May 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

  5. WOW WOW WOW what an amazing shot…think I will buy that camera myself haha

    May 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    • Thank you so much, Joanna! You know what surprises me about some of these shots is that I take them without any sort of support (tripod, monopod…). The Lumix LX-5 is an absolute GEM. You wouldn’t be disappointed with it. It’s a a great investment and so handy.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

  6. A very beautiful proximity picture!

    May 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    • Thank you so much, David. I really appreciate that. I’ve been swamped lately, but will soon come up for air, and look forward to stopping over to see your recent posts.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:07 am

  7. Impresionante toma! un macro perfecto!!!!

    Impressive capture! A perfect macro!!!!

    May 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    • Thank you! I’m always so grateful for your comments and visits.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

  8. Very nice fly portrait! Great colours.

    May 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    • Thank you, Bente. I love this little being. He just cried out to have his portrait made. πŸ™‚

      May 20, 2012 at 1:09 am

  9. Beautiful – I love how you captured the eyes.

    May 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • Thank you, Richard. I love the eyes, too, and wish they were a bit brighter in the photo.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

  10. This is a beautiful photo, Melanie! It is so easy for so many to just shoo these pesky little guys away without taking the time to appreciate their beauty and complexity. I’m very glad you’re among those of us who do!

    May 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    • Thank you so much, Gary. Yes, I think flies are such fascinating insects. They have a wonderful form and such interesting colors. I’m glad this one sat still long enough for me to capture his fabulous little self.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

  11. Absolutely exquisite shot Melanie..

    May 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    • I’m so happy you like it, Helen. I just know you must have had some great posts lately. I’ll look forward to catching up.

      May 20, 2012 at 1:20 am

  12. This fly is fantastic. I can hardly believe he’s real. You’ve outdone yourself again. The bokeh…to die for. Ah… πŸ™‚

    May 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

  13. Just fabulous!

    May 20, 2012 at 2:35 am

  14. I don’t know how you did it…but you made that fly look beautiful πŸ™‚

    May 20, 2012 at 3:28 am

  15. Wow and simply wow!!
    I love the colors and the detail!!
    MAybe you coud try some light in the eyes, so that we can see a bit more of them; aside that, I love this picture Melanie!

    May 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

  16. Fanatstic coulours…but still annoying when the land on your food

    May 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

  17. Such a wonderful shot! Spectacular!

    May 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  18. Excellent capture!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  19. What a stunning shot! Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

    May 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

  20. Amazing detail.

    May 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  21. Great shot. Amazing clarity.

    May 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  22. color, detail and placement. Great shot!

    May 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm

  23. A really wonderful shot. Shows that real beauty can be found even in the most common insects.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:29 am

  24. Beautiful capture!

    June 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  25. Woow fantastic shot of the fly.
    I like it a lot

    June 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

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