Day 342

Exif Data: Nikon D3200 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; ISO 200; 1/50 s, reversed.

Today in the marketing class we were shown some pictures by an Argentinian photographer, I have no idea what was the purpose of the teacher, but of course, I didn’t complain at all because I was very entertained; the pictures were amazing and quite inspiring.

When I got home, I was exhausted and went to the balcony for a second; there was a fly giving birth, I really don’t know if seeing that was amazing or rather disgusting, but anyways, I picked my camera up and shot some macros of the fly that was completely still; later on I remembered the pictures that we saw in the marketing class and I grabbed an atomizer to spray a bit of water on the fly; in one of those pictures we saw there was a firefly with lots of water drops on its eyes and the drops enhanced a lot the details, I tried to get the something similar, and I got quite pleased with the result.

When I got the pictures in the computer, I chose my favorite one, and I experimented a bit with it; the second picture is the outcome of my experiment.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.



Hoy en la clase de mercados, la profesora puso una presentación con unas fotos tomadas por un fotógrafo argentino; no tengo idea cual era la intención pero yo no podía quejarme porque estaba muy entretenido viéndolas, eran increibles y tenian mucha técnica.

Cuando llegué a la casa estaba exhausto y me fui al balcón un rato a descansar; alla encontré una mosca poniendo sus larvas, no se si ver eso fue algo increible o más bien desagradable, pero de todos modos me fui a buscar la cámara y tomé algunas fotos de la cara de la mosca que no se movía en lo absoluto.

Después recordé una de las fotos que nos mostraron en clase, en ella había una libélula con gotas de agua en su cara, así que busqué un atomizador para rociar la mosca con un poco de agua y mirar si podía sacar algo parecido; me gustó el resultado, sobre todo la forma en la que las gotas resaltan el detalle de los hexágonos en los ojos.

Cuando las pasé al computador escogí mi favorita, y empecé a jugar con ella en photoshop; la segunda imagen es el resultado de mi experimento, creo que nunca había subido algo así y decidí acompañar la imagen original con mi experimento.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.



34 thoughts on “Day 342

  1. When I came here from your fB page, I only saw one photo. It has the water drops. WOW. Fantastic, Pablo! The colors are wonderful too. This is the only lovely fly I EVER saw! 🙂
    BTW, I still see only one photo!

  2. That’s strange George!
    I can see two photos, the second shot is the same first photo but post processed a lot, it’s weird that you can’t see it.
    Try to reload the page and maybe you will see it 🙂

  3. OMGoodness!! these are amazing..I thought initially they were pieces of jewellery, I think seeing a such a little creature givng birth would be very sweet…

  4. Wow, that’s an amazing macro shot, Pablo! (to be noted here, I don’t like bugs or insects at all, macro or otherwise) Wanted to ask you about that reversed technique: you bought a special ring to reverse the lens, or is it just manual? How do you do it?

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