Here’s another color vs. monochrome. This time, we’ve got a syrphid fly having a drink off one of those late-season wildflowers that are so common in the autumn. I had high hopes for the monochrome (after the jump), but I ended up liking the color more. I think the red of the fly’s eyes really differentiates it and give it a more prominent place in the photo.
The mess of a flower lost some of its details without the color; it could probably use a finer combing over.