Fred is dead!!!

Discussion in 'Macro' started by Ghosthunter, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Yes Fred the homely house fly died in the early hours sometime last week. I thought as a memorial I would take his picture so we can all remember Fred.

    RIP Fred!

    Fred Is Dead 01 by andywest1, on Flickr

    Fred Is Dead 02 by andywest1, on Flickr

    G3 with Meyer Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5 Manual Focus Lens. Single HDR in Photomatix and PP'd in Lightroom 3 and Elements 9.
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I never, ever thought that I would be able to say that a housefly was beautiful...and though I'm not quite there yet, Andy, I am impressed by this astounding closeup and the beautiful colors that Fred is sporting even after he has passed on. :biggrin:
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  3. Thanks BB. It was really pleasing to find that this little fellow was so colourful. He looks black to the naked eye but i recently bought a couple cheap LED torches and use them for lighting. They work really well I think. There was a fair bit of PPing needed to get them looking good and I'm dead chuffed they turned out like they did. Here is a MONO one I did with a Pentacon 50mm f1.8:

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    Fred is Dead Mono. by andywest1, on Flickr
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Andy, the post processing in color is quite beautiful - love that iridescence!
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  5. Thanks BB :smile:

    I did notice there was too much blue colour cast so i have re worked them a little so they look a bit more natural.
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  6. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Really impressed!
    they look a bit like colourised electron microscope images.
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Neat images.
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  8. Thanks chaps!!
  9. garethwi

    garethwi Regular

    Sep 14, 2011
    Zeist, Netherlands
    Absolutely amazing photo.
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    I actually liked the bluer look Andy, but you are the artist!
  11. nice work

    Great shots, a lot of detail to be found.

    The white balance seems to be a bit heavy on the blues however.
  12. Next time try this type of thing I will get the WB right before doing anything else. I was so chuffed that I got half a decent image that I forgot about the WB!! :biggrin:
  13. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    I'm impressed Andy, these are really good.

    RIP Fred.
  14. Poor Fred. Beautiful shots, Andy :) I'm with BB though... Just not quite there with appreciating flies.
  15. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Great shots and a funny thread. Hope you get another pet soon.
  16. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
  17. Nice work, Andy.
    . . . David
  18. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    I'm sure Fred2, 3 and 4 up to Fred9,999 is still around waiting to visit
  19. Yuk! What a horrible thought!!:biggrin: