Taking a break

I was at the Tucson Botanical Gardens and looking for small subjects. Not sure what type of fly this is but was larger than the common house fly.

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Any suggestions are welcome

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R7 rf 100 f/2.8 1/640 f/9 iso 800 This photo is not cropped but was rotated just a bit in this angle.

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Nice find and capture, Dean. I’m not sure what kind of fly it is, but we have similar ones here in NC. I think I would try cropping a bit off the right side, maybe even a little off the left side to make it a square crop and see how that looks. Where the flower and the fly are centered, I think that would pretty good. I like how the wings are showing. You managed the lighting well on this. The wings can be reflective. Was it natural light? Looks like it.

That was In natural light, @Shirley_Freeman I have been trying to avoid a photo when the wings are not hit by sunlight but it is tricky sometimes.

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Great shot, Dean. I can see what @Shirley_Freeman means about a square crop. Also was wondering if you used a polarizer? Sometimes that helps with reflective surfaces. Just a thought.

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I have tried a polarizer on these subjects but that did not help the reflection off the wings. That said I need to try one with a better angle to see if the filter helps when the reflection is lower.

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