A Stile in the Sun

When attempting macro-photography it is obviously better the closer you get to the subject…but if you get too close or accidentally make a sudden movement flies will just simply fly away…

However, this hoverfly with amazing eyes, who I found sunbathing on a stile just kept gingerly sidestepping out of my focus when I got too close…it kept sidestepping until it got around to the edge of the plank where I managed to capture this image.

not Raining ;) 119

6 responses

  1. This is such a great photo, looks like the fly is wearing goggles!!

    July 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    • Thanks Janaline!…I didn’t even notice the eyes till I got home and uploaded the photo onto my desktop. 😉

      July 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  2. victoriaaphotographyictoria

    What an amazing macro shot. I like it all the more because your lens is not too close (as many other insect macros are and make the insect look too hairy & frightening).

    August 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

    • Thanks Vicki! 😀 In this case the hoverfly wouldn’t let me get too close…but I do like to capture some of the surroundings also to give some perspective.

      August 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  3. Wow! What a great shot!! I need a macro lens but still have to justify the expense of the camera I just bought.

    August 17, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    • Thank you Deb! ☺ Indeed, the macro function in my camera is very handy.

      August 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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