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Tuesday, June 27 | |

Kodak CX7430 Macro, aperture at f4.10, shutter speed at 1/90 sec., focal length of 82mm, fill-flash, ISO 80

Among the most difficult subjects to photograph are animals and insects. I was lucky enough to take a picture of this common house fly (Musca domestica)in action as it was about to begin its flight. Barely a centimetre long, it is extremely agile and fast to take flight. Notice the graceful spread of its two transparent wings as it begins to defy gravity.

In French: Parmi les sujets les plus difficiles à la photographie sont les animaux et les insectes. J'étais assez chanceux pour prendre une photo de cette mouche domestique commune dans l'action car elle était sur le point de commencer son vol. Notez la diffusion gracieuse de ses deux ailes transparentes comme elle commence à défier la pesanteur.


jane said...

Superb capture!

cergie said...

Oui Emer, on a l'impression qu'elle vient juste de lever son train d'atterrissage, c'est drôle. Ce qui est moins drôle, c'est que les mouches sont une calamité surtout quand on veut faire une sieste tranquille !

Emer said...

Thank you, Jane.

Les mouches sont des parasites, Cergie. Ils tracassent non seulement votre sommeil, ils portent également la maladie.

eye said...

what a perfect capture, great timing!!! bonus detail pa yung shadow.

doc, i didn't know that you were fluent in french. hats off!

Emer said...

The fly should've escaped you can see, it was supposed to be in the middle of the picture, but its fast nature has already moved it on the right side. I speak only a little French, Eye. I'm not that fluent yet.

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