Flies on fungus on log

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Flies on fungus on log

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These little critters were very focused on whatever they were doing on this fungus on the end of a rotting log. They didn't seem to mind at all when the flash kept going off in their face. (Of course that might be a tribute to the wimpy flash I was using...)

Fly body length 3.8 mm.

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Canon A710 IS camera. The closeups are augmented with the Raynox 250 setup shown HERE, except that in this case it was just on-camera flash through a white cloth.

I was glad that I shot some natural light images as well. Somehow the camera got pretty confused about automatic color balancing in this mixed-light situation. It ended up making a lot of my images look like they had been illuminated by candlelight, even though the only light sources around were daylight shade and electronic flash. Perhaps a lot of illumination got reflected off my hand?? :? I corrected those images as best I could here, but the correction was large and there are some color artifacts especially in near-whites. This camera doesn't shoot raw, only JPEG, so it's challenging to make big corrections in post-processing.

--Rik

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