One of yesterday’s photos shared the same white-ringed openings on the anthers, but this shot lent itself more to a black and white treatment. I’m not sure if the contrast is enough, but I liked the subtlety of it. The fly’s eye is sort of the pivot point of the shot for me, and unfortunately, the detail of the individual lenses of its compound eye are not as evident as I would have liked. I tried to selectively adjust it using a layer mask, but I ended up unsatisfactory results — too washed out and grainy, typically. So I went without any special editing there.
For a view at a color version, click through the break. (I went with a tighter crop on the monochrome version as you’ll notice.)
The colors make this one more vibrant as I look at it now. That eye detail is still lost in the shadows however.
2 thoughts on “White Rings Around Dark Eyes (Hybotid fly)”
Interesting treatment. To me the B&W looks almost like an X-ray because of the fly’s translucent body.