Posted Monday, January 30, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is a fly that flew in to a tupperware tub and stay there. Seemed perfectly preserved, and I've been thinking of more things that I can make a picture via using the scanner. Sometimes the next photographic subject just buzzes up and lands in your lap, so to speak.

The camera & lens:


Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  1. Presence: exposure +0.8 stops, recovery +25, fill light +30, black clipping +10, clarity +100
  2. Curves: lights +70, darks +35
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +35
  4. Lots of spot adjustments for specks on the scanner platter.

The wash-up:

I had to try a few times to make sure the scanner lid was not touching the fly. When it did touch the fly, it would lift one of the wings off the platter and take it out of focus. It is still slightly out of focus but it's the best I could do.

What would you do?

You are welcome to have a go at editing this photo yourself. When editing in browser, maximum size is 1600x1200px and edits can be saved as a comment if you want to share your work. Go crazy!

If you'd rather, you can download the original/raw image to play with in your own image editor:
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