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fruit fly by graemo fruit fly by graemo
full frame, magnification 4.5:1 :boogie:
location: kitchen door
f/11 could even have been a bit too much already, but i guess the detail is ok for this magnification

reversed lens macro setup and macro flash tube
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Hikari147 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning!! :omfg:
Feraligatr3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty amazing! :D
littleblueninja Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the eyes are pretty
Bellocose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I am very new to photography, but I thought that a higher aperture( 11 is high compared to 2.8) created a higher Depth of Focus? It seems this picture contradicts that...

Amazing picture! I really like the DOF, and it is weel focused around the eyes.
graemo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
it doesn't contradict, it's just the macro magnification that makes the difference
the closer you get, the narrower the dof will be
KABUTO911YAKUSHI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
^^ it's amazing how you got the fly to keep still for the pic!

I love this pic! for a fly, it's so cute! :nod:
iuli72an Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist
Very well done.

I tried this long time ago and this came out:


very hard to do it...
Feraligatr3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uberzwitter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous shot of a drosophilia. I wish I had a proper macro set-up!! It's always a sense of satisfaction to get a fly before they do what they do best- fly away. These guys are tiny too.
selley Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Your art has been featured here: [link] :D
kissxorxkill Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student
daamn is it dead?!
graemo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
not at all
kissxorxkill Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Student
uchihakitsune Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
ewww yet cool at the same time! :giggle: 8D
galimah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
extreme macro ! great shots
selley Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I really like it! Fav :)
OK-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha!it's a drosophilia!:D
we use them in class for studying/crossing their genes...^^ you got REAAAALY close there!
like it!!:D
HomeSkillet87 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
jesus christ im in shock! i wish i knew as much about macro shots and lens' as you! damn child! great shot. love it.
Runaque Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great macro shot, the setup you used is a little bit to technical for me, but you realy know what you are doing. ;)
kajalbabe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I don't believe it O_O
so perfect... so excstatic... can i have one of thise,too ? ^_^
blackmagick13666 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
thats so cool, i thought fruitflies were black!! amazing quality!
Geehumshriber Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
how do you manage to get a white background?
graemo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
just luck, it was sitting on my white kitchen door ;)
mmichniewicz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
great macro, great "go" super,,,,pleas visit my macro photos!
Mieowman Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
GENIOUS! very profesionnal and good focus. It looks like a photo studio. Das ist sehr schön. ;)
joeycool10 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
This has been a fav for a while. However, I just noticed that I had never left a comment.

I just thought I would let you know that whenever I am describing macro photography to someone, I show them this picture.

Macro photography at its best.
graemo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
wow, thanks!
it's one of my favourites too, although i know a few things more about macro than i did back then ;)
Tsuki-lime-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
wow! beautiful colorssss!!!
is the fly really like that?
i totally love the eyes!!
graemo Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
yeah, it's really like that ;)
i also like the color of the eyes
Tsuki-lime-chan Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
yeah! and the detaill!!
look at all those bumps in the eye like mini squares! so cool!
damage-me Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Oh my fucken godness i didn't know that i kill so beautiful and perfect being everytime! ._. beautiful shot ^^
Raventhird Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Professional Photographer
It blows my brain out. Wonderful work. Is that a crop or full image? The DOF is a bit too small, though (yeah, i know how hard that is on macro shots).
graemo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
it's cropped from 3:2 to 3:4, but i consider this full frame
the dof is not only hard, in this case it's impossible to increase without sacrificing lots of overall detail due to diffraction blur
magic-medicine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
Nik0n-dk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
DAMN !.. That's an EVIL thing man :P .. haha..

Look at those eyes :O
CwK Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
your macro photography is just plain amazing!

on a side note, i left a sack of oranges start to rot on my kitchen floor, and during last weekends cleaning i moved it and now i have about a million of these little buggers flying all around. i hate them.
seboya Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
One of the best macros I have ever seen.
Actually i'm not a big fan of bugs and kinda hate them, but this one is incredibly beautiful.
The shot is near to perfection at least in my humble and inexpert opinion
tarasque Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2004
This is one of the coolest photos I've seen in ages. I mean, macro photography has always been impressive when properly executed, but the detail in this really blows me away. And, intentional or no, the blur adds a nice diffusive contrast to the more focused head of the fly (which is the important part, anyways ;))
This really is remarkably well done. Keep up the good work!
santtuh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2004
holy fock that's amazing. :jawdrop:
beloutte Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2004   Photographer
amazing ...
heyelmo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
The fly looks amazing! I've seen one before. Are you a professional photographer?
synergia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow Im even a bit scared of it...
evergr3y Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
this is awesome.. now i definitely want a macro lens :)

i like macro photo's
graemo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
i don't use a macro lens
evergr3y Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
.. but i will within a few months :D

i've seen your whole lens construction... it's quite impressive!!! :wow:
spoonally-intruded Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004   Photographer
wow, that looks awesome!
luminaeus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
Sweet. Transparent flies. It's like a caramel colored gel-button with.. hairs? The shadows almost seem a little too heavy.. and probably because of the blurring. I think that would have been resolved if you had taken more shots with different areas of focus. Good stuff.
herv Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004   Photographer
Very well done. I love the blown out background. Really makes the fly stand out that much more. The DOF is nice too... Even though its extremely tiny, the shallow DOF makes it look just 'that much' bigger. Great work:)
Tazzy- Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Photographer
Excellent macro shot! I like it as is, but if you want to get more in focus, try F22 One of these days when I'm rolling in the money (like that is ever going to happen LOL) I need to get a set up like you have.
graemo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
"if you want to get more in focus, try F22"

umm, thanks, i know what the aperture does =D
and especially what it does if you use f/22 with high magnifications, which is major diffraction blur ;)
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