Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 6 by Robin

From Becky's lovely my photo of a this hideous creature, the common house fly. Beauty and the beast! Ha ha! I was outside with my macro lens looking for something cool to photograph with my external flash, but all my photos were terrible. So... I saw this housefly on the window sill and he became my model. I used my flash off the camera and set my camera's flash to flash with the external for the first time. It worked! No wires! I diffused the light some. The colors were quite nice for such a revolting creature! :)

This photo won a first place prize of $60.00 at JPGMAG "JPG Shootout" " What's Buggin' You? " I didn't quite believe it at first, but it was true. Then...I got paid for the winning photo! Yay! What a wonderful feeling THAT is! Joy! :D


  1. Hahaha love the Beauty and Beast comment. Amazing how that worked out. You really did a great job with the flashes on this house fly. Love the colors and detail of the fly. Great macro shot. I tried to get some macros of a ladybug and waterdroplets today. Then found out my ISO was set too high after the fact. Had fun shooting anyway.

  2. Help me! Help me! Can't help but to think of Vincent Price when I look at this photo :-). Super macro! Great job!