Fred is dead!!!

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

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    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!

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    Fred Is Dead 01 by andywest1, on Flickr

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    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

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    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. Ghosthunter

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    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

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    Andy, the post processing in color is quite beautiful - love that iridescence!
     
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  5. Ghosthunter

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    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

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

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    Neat images.
     
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  8. Ghosthunter

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  9. garethwi

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    Absolutely amazing photo.
     
  10. BBW

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    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. Ghosthunter

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    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 SC All-Pro

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

    RIP Fred.
     
  14. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Poor Fred. Beautiful shots, Andy :) I'm with BB though... Just not quite there with appreciating flies.
     
  15. retow

    retow SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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

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  17. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nice work, Andy.
    . . . David
     
  18. BillN

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    Aug 25, 2010
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    I'm sure Fred2, 3 and 4 up to Fred9,999 is still around waiting to visit
     
  19. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Yuk! What a horrible thought!!:biggrin: