2014—Bug-Eyed Bug

The welcome morning downpour left lots of raindrops on the roses so I decided to try for some macro shots of the drops. The breeze thwarted me a bit and caused most of the shots to lose focus. I noticed a small fly-like creature with bulging eyes moving from flower to flower and captured just one shot of it as it perched briefly on the edge of a rose petal. The shot was in fairly decent focus. If the bug had kept perfectly still for the quarter second exposure, it would have been perfect. A quick Google search revealed that this bug-eyed bug has a name that doesn’t seem to fit its appearance. It is a flower fly, but it is, appropriately enough, perched on a flower.

Focal Length 105mm, ISO 100, f/18, 1/4s


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