Fred is dead!!!


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:
Sep 8, 2010
London UK
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
Sep 8, 2010
London UK
Great shots, a lot of detail to be found.

The white balance seems to be a bit heavy on the blues however.
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:

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