This entry was posted on May 19, 2012 by Lemony. It was filed under Insect and was tagged with Fly, Insect, Nature Photography, Panasonic Lumix LX5, Photography.
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 😀
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. 🙂
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 🙂
May 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Melanie this is one of your best!!! How absolutely wonderful!! Spectacular. Love Maman
May 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Magnifique. Quelle netteté! Sous ton regard, tout devient beau et doux.
May 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Tu es vraiment gentille, merci.
May 20, 2012 at 1:04 am
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!
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
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
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
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. 🙂
May 20, 2012 at 1:09 am
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
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
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
This fly is fantastic. I can hardly believe he’s real. You’ve outdone yourself again. The bokeh…to die for. Ah… 🙂
May 20, 2012 at 1:40 am
May 20, 2012 at 2:35 am
I don’t know how you did it…but you made that fly look beautiful 🙂
May 20, 2012 at 3:28 am
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
Fanatstic coulours…but still annoying when the land on your food
May 20, 2012 at 10:01 am
Such a wonderful shot! Spectacular!
May 20, 2012 at 4:26 pm
May 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Thank you, Inga!
May 23, 2012 at 9:45 am
What a stunning shot! Congratulations!!! 🙂
May 21, 2012 at 6:52 am
May 23, 2012 at 9:46 am
May 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Great shot. Amazing clarity.
May 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm
color, detail and placement. Great shot!
May 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm
Thank you, Todd!
A really wonderful shot. Shows that real beauty can be found even in the most common insects.
May 22, 2012 at 6:29 am
Thank you. That’s part of what I was aiming for here.
May 23, 2012 at 9:47 am
While I was out in my yard this morning I saw an interesting fly on a leaf that remained still for quite some time. I was half tempted to run in and grab my camera, but then I though back to all the times I tried this type of shot and ended up with something less than desirable. But what you captured here is especially nice!
I may have to consider the Lumix at some point.
May 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm
Thank you, Rick. I keep trying with the flies. I wish the eyes were a bit brighter with this one. Yesterday I got a close-up of one that was looking straight at me. I haven’t had a chance to upload it yet to see how crisp the photo is (that’s always the key, in the end, isn’t it…). I really, really like the Lumix. I’m really training myself with it, and I don’t have to use anything with it (no filters, no extra lenses…): it’s just me and the Lumix, and whatever I find out there. By the way, I found some interesting white slime of some sort yesterday (at the base of a tree). I got a shot of it, but haven’t identified it yet. If I don’t end up posting it, I may just email it to you for fun. 😀
May 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm
June 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Woow fantastic shot of the fly.
I like it a lot
June 6, 2012 at 10:43 am
Thank you! 🙂
June 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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