Fly on Window

This guy landed on the window long enough for me to get my gear and take a quick photo, The marks on the glass are, I think, mainly because this glass in the window of our flat is the original panes so made just over 150 years ago.
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Neil, you really managed to capture great details in this fly. I have attempted it a few times, but never was able to get a shot this good. It would be interesting to see what your setup was, as well as settings. I can image a window that is 150 years old having a few marks when you get in this close of a magnification, assuming this is a typical housefly.

Hi yes I assume it was an ordinary House Fly.
Set up was EM1 Mk2 60mm Macro lens at f11 with the small flash that came with the camera hand held. I never use flash so it was a bit of a panic to try and see what to do before the fly flew.
Yes the glass is actually quite distorted to look through you get a rippled effect which is down to the way it was manufactured in the 1850s

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Neil: Welcome to Macro and thanks for a terrific first post here. One MUST look at the largest view. Certainly a unique look at this fly and considering you were using a 60mm lens makes this all the more impressive. The markings on the glass are a bit of a distraction for me but it would be a massive effort to make them go away. So it goes. Great to have you aboard and looking forward to more. >=))>

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Hi Neil, interesting detailed look at this fly - a unique perspective. I find the harsh flash highlights to be pretty distracting - using a larger flash with a diffuser should help with this.

Neil, this is a fascinating look at this fly. You’ve got great details in the fly, while the specks on the glass create an deep space looking background.

Thanks, I did start to try to clean up the background but gave up. Too much trouble!!