Spirit of Nature Photography Competition - 1st Place
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Congratulations to Larry Doherty with this image.
Larry tells us about the image -
Photo taken in County Tipperary, Ireland. I take macro photos of insects etc
all the time. I like to show the insect life that is under our feet. A lot of
people don't even see this part of our wildlife or dismiss it.
These flies were on a sycamore tree trunk. The hardest part was making sure I
got the two flies heads in focus. It took about 3 attempts to get the image I
I used an Olympus Em5 Mark ii camera and the Olympus 60mm macro lens with
diffused flash. Flash was the Meike MK320 for micro four thirds.
I use a Lumiquest Softbox attached to the flash and also another DIY diffuser in
front of that to get nice soft light.
Because there was nothing directly behind the tree, the flash falloff meant I
got a black background which I think works in this image.
Technical details: Handheld. Manual mode, f/11, 1/160 and manual flash adjusted
to suit the subjects.
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