Hover Flies and processing cropped close-ups (three Photographs)

Hover FliesTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

Three things about cropping and close-up/macro photography:

  • Any crop will increase noise, the closer up exponentially;
  • Noise reduction can and will soften your photograph, use with care; and
  • Sharpening can take shadows and make halos of them (such as on the edges of leaves), you can paint the halos away or leave them.

Bearing these points in mind I am very pleased with the results, to get better would require working with a tripod and getting even closer to the insects. However, I doubt these flies would have stuck around for me to set up.

Hover Flies-3

Hover Flies-2

7 responses

  1. The head on look is unusual. I like it.


    February 26, 2016 at 2:56 am

  2. IMRH

    I find a monopod a good compromise for exploring the hedgerow and bugs. Useful as a in-the-way vegetation removal stick sometimes as well.

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    February 26, 2016 at 3:46 am

  3. These photos look great Victor! I love the contrast in the middle photo between the fly’s brown eyes and the yellow/green background, very striking.


    February 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  4. Love the head-on shots – they’re like little airplanes. 🙂


    February 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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