My Camera Does Work

Haven't shot in quite a while - it has been crazy fast summer. Monday evening I had some great opportunities to capture images. The first image is a handheld shot of a small sunflower - fairly happy with the image, the petals had some depth which made it difficult to get the entire flower sharp. I illuminated the flower with an off-camera flash with custom DIY diffuser. The image was processed in Lightroom and Photoshop - darkening the background and building out the shadows and highlights. The second image is of a Horsefly (Diptera Tabaninae). This example was trapped in the house and not feeling too well - this made him slower and more patient than normal. This image is a single, non-stacked image. I may try in the near future to stack several of the images I captured to create a deeper DOF.