Thursday, October 13, 2011

Week 20 by Becky

Jumping Jack Flash

Wednesday night after work I was walking around the yard at 6:30pm. It was quickly getting dark so I was forced to use my on camera flash. I was also carrying around tin foil so that any light that came from the flash could be redirected by the tin foil. I came across this Rainbow Fly minding his own business on this leaf. Snapped the shot. I guess the flash scared the fly so much that it jumped off the leaf. Not the best focus on the fly since it moved, but the movement shows it jumped off the leaf in response to the flash. I named the fly Jack :)


  1. Cute title! Love the composition and flow of the lines! I had the same problem when I tried to shoot these little flies. Their reaction time is faster than the flash!! I am amazed you got him in the frame at all. Cool movement of the fly and great color!

  2. Look Maw, no legs! It’s a trampoline fly! Nice capture and color. Too funny.

  3. He looks like he's hovering! Way to go Jack! Love it!