Down for the count

I’m on vacation but wanted to participate in this week’s theme. I don’t normally use this much negative space in my macro comps but when I found this dead hover fly on some mums I liked the story it helped to tell. The fly is covered in a fungus that eventually kills it. I can’t look now but I’ll post more about it in a reply or edit.

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Does it work? Is the color too overwhelming ?

Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
Lumix GH3 or maybe G9
Legacy Olympus 90mm f2 macro
Probably a tripod
Will have to add exposure info when I find it

Lr processed for the usual.


Here is what is on it - Entomophthora is a fungal genus in the family Entomophthoraceae. Species in this genus are parasitic on flies and other two-winged insects.

Kris, the fly stands out nicely in the midst of all that magenta. The sharp to moderately sharp petals fades into the wash of color well. Glad you described the “white stuff” :wink:, I wouldn’t have understood the story without your explanation.

Thanks Mark. There were two dead flies on two plants but only one like this. It had me baffled for a while. Here’s a clearer view