My new batch of fortnight lilies have had something eating the petals before they even open. Last night I saw a pincher bug with only its head on the tip of one of the lilies (the rest of the body was dangling off the side). I was torn between running back in the house for my camera and tripod and a flashlight for lighting, and blowing the little sucker off my “baby”…protecting my flower won out. I took in a deep breath and blew the little sucker off the petal! This morning there was a fly hanging out on a different flower, it stayed in one place and let me take its photo…3 times! Each time I changed angles as I moved from its side to facing it head on. This was the third photo.

Fly Me to the...
Fly Me to the…
Cropped 119-365
Cropped 119-365

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Meike 16mm Extension Tube
  • Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Focal Length: 26.5mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Aperture: f/9
  • Shutter Speed: 1/800
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW Photo was post processed in Capture One Fujifilm 12

119 days down, 246 to go!!

4 thoughts on “Day 119 of 365

    1. The fly was definitely real…I went to take a 4th photo and it flew away. Iā€™m using the Fuji X-T3 with kit lens, for this photo I also used the Meike 16mm extension tube. The real close shot is a crop from the original photo.


    1. I certainly understand that (18-200mm), but since my preference is macro, Iā€™m more than happy with the kit lens (and its 2.8 aperture in 18mm). Iā€™m looking to pick up a couple of prime lenses (100mm macro and maybe a 16 or 23mm 1.something for night shots…if I ever get to travel again).


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