A face only a mother could love... by mwerner

A face only a mother could love...

... Actually, their mothers never stick around long enough to see their faces, so....
This is a head shot of a house fly. Depth-of-field is extremely shallow at this magnification, even at smallest aperture. Even so, I think I focused on a point slightly too far back. Oh, well.
I love macro shots like this; they show detail that otherwise is not noticed. Agree on the focus, but like you said, oh well...it's still pretty neat.
January 25th, 2019  
Remarkable detail in the neck hairs. I'm not sure that's a good thing. :-)😩
January 25th, 2019  
Great shot. Would have liked to have seen a really sharp image on the eye. But I know, trying to get some of the areas in macro is a challenge.
January 25th, 2019  
Wow -- a fabulous closeup and totally gross looking!
January 25th, 2019  
Still the focus on the left eye is really good. Was it a live fly? If it was dead perhaps focus stacking would have allowed you to get both eyes in focus.
January 25th, 2019  
A great macro and some fabulous detail.
January 25th, 2019  
Amazing detail. I like the way the nearest eye looks glossy, then you see the texture of the other eye.
January 25th, 2019  
Crikey, thats close, quite a shot
January 25th, 2019  
Lee
Gee! that's too close. Very nicely done.
January 25th, 2019  
@yorkshirekiwi This was a living fly. I prefer to photograph insect subjects alive. Not that I have any ethical issues with killing most types of common insects. First of all, I don't like to see any photo of an insect in a non-life-like position, and this includes antennae and head position. But also, live insects often have different colour than dead ones. The eyes of many insects, and of flys in particular, lose or change their colour after they die. Focus stacking generally requires a montionless subject, which is much easier with a dead subject. It's something I've always wanted to try, and intend to experiment with later this year when I have more time. I don't think the colour disappears immediately, though, so if the subject is still fresh and fully hydrated, colour changes may not be as much of an issue.
January 25th, 2019  
Scary! I hope I don't get nightmares after seeing this so close to bed-time.
January 25th, 2019  
Great capture
January 26th, 2019  
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