|Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/1,250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400|
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Greenbottle Fly (Phaenicia sericata)
I have long been fascinated by astronomy, the bewildering vastness of space and the fact that to gaze up at the stars in the night sky is literally to look back in time. But I am also becoming increasingly drawn to the macro world, which can reveal the minutiae of the life going on around us all the time. This isn't a macro shot – the image was actually captured from about 2.5 metres away – but it does provide, I think, an interesting perspective on a scene too often missed.