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Orchid and fly

A late afternoon shot of one of the few donkey orchids (Diuris) left in this patch about 500 m from the house. For added interest, this fly stopped by to pose.

As happens when I want to take macro shots of small flowers, the wind was blowing strongly enough to cause the flower to move around quickly. I could only wait for the short breaks in the breeze when the flower wasn’t moving too much, and grab a shot.

Oh, and it’s a handheld shot too. So getting the miniscule depth of field from the 105 mm macro lens to line up with the centre of the flower and the fly was a bit hit and miss too.


  1. Susan says:

    You’ve done a fine job in capturing this shot, considering the conditions. Handheld as well!

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