Shoo Fly

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 19 June 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Since I'm house bound right now, I was sitting at a window with camera in hand looking for a picture. A fly landed on the Hosta plant directly outside...I opened the window and got one shot with my longest zoom. The little point and shoot focused wherever it wanted to, but not as well and I would have liked. Being desperate for a new shot, I processed it anyway. It's not of the brilliant, detailed imagery usually seen with this kind of shot, but it was the best I could do. The fly did not return.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That iridescent green body is nicely captured. The pesky critter posed nicely for you.

19 Jun 2011 5:46am

Luke from Spokane, United States

Great zoom! I think it turned out great!

19 Jun 2011 5:47am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

"10 green bottles sittin' on the wall"(Brits call these flies green bottles)

19 Jun 2011 5:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You caught the wonderful metallic iridescence though Don

19 Jun 2011 7:46am

tataray from france, France

Traitement bien réussi ... pour cette belle irisée !))
Bon dimanche Don.

19 Jun 2011 7:57am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

nice shiny back he has

19 Jun 2011 8:16am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Attractive capture quite gently

19 Jun 2011 8:52am

Twojays from Southwest Montana, United States

Hey pal, don't really want to see the detail of those critters anyway. Thanks for the nice impressionist view. :-)

19 Jun 2011 1:35pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

For me, this didn't need a super crisp detail because it takes on a painterly effect like this and is a nice green on green motif. I'm also glad that you are keeping your friendly camera nearby as you recuperate!

19 Jun 2011 3:05pm

Harry from United States

A little noisy, but a worthy shot Don. The colors on the creatures body came out quite nice.

19 Jun 2011 3:37pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

We takes 'em where we finds 'em..... and you caught the lovely iridescent color !! :-)
You could enhance that 'painterly effect' even further by adding more blur.

19 Jun 2011 5:55pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Revoltin' critter, you got rid of the camera shy beast anyway.

19 Jun 2011 6:26pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great use of time and available talent. Haha. That fly is now world-famous, thanks to you Don. And a Happy Father's Day to you, buddy.

19 Jun 2011 6:28pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

one never lacks for stuff to shoot. good for you

19 Jun 2011 7:31pm

Rose from United States

A pretty good shot for a point & shoot, I think. The little P&S we have would not do near this good.

20 Jun 2011 11:06pm