I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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the unseen series #3 - humongous fly

Sorry guys, its another fly.
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But it's an awesome fly! What are you using to get this kind of sharpness in your macros? It's astonishing.


That's an amazing shot. I also love your shot on the homepage of skywatch.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy

Dave: What is that buzzing around your head. You are featured on SWF today.


Wow, that's an impressive looking fly.


Oh -- My -- Goodness!!

I don't like flies but this is one very amazing shot Dave! Just amazing. You've captured all the minute details.
Have a great day!


What an amazing macro. Love you work!

Terrence looks at the sky


Oh, it took courage for me to open this one! I took a quick glance and its a great shot...but I can't bear looking at it any more. :)

Sylvia K

Oh, yes, I do love your work! Amazing! And it is an amazing macro! Terrific capture for the Sky Watch homepage! Thank you, Dave! Have a great weekend!



Fantastic images!! Here from SWF.


All I can say is WOW!


Amazing, I know have to ask which lens and camera was this, knowing perfectly well that if I had the same in my hands the result still will be a blurred picture!


Scary! :O
Really nice pic. What camera and equipment do you use for your pictures?


YIKES, it's humongous!! This really creeps me out! But I love it!!! So much detail, I can count the hairs. Amazing!


Wow - huge and so beautiful in this intimate detail...


That is not just an impressive looking fly, but one totally impressive photo.
You must have an incredible quality macro to get such clarity. Impressive.


How did you get it to hold still long enough to zoom in and take this photo? Fly paper? ;)

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I don't know how you do it. Incredible!


All of your photos are amazing. I would love to have some tutorials. I wouldn't even know where to begin on my own.

I actually found you via a comment you made at Pixel Perfect. So glad I found you. I can't wait to poke around and see more of your work.



Although you are a fabulous photographer and this shot is impressive...I am NOT a huge fan of flies...sort of freaked me out, actually! I guess that's another sign that the photo is great.


WOW ... another ancient critter!

Hootin' Anni

Oh my gosh....this takes my breath away!!!

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I have no idea how you managed to get that shot but it is astounding.


Amazing capture! Your photos are always neat, well done!


It´s awesome Dave! I love the details. Have a nice evening! :)


That is amazing! Was it alive?


A wonderful shot, even if it is creepy!


Hi Master of mine *LOL*! Unbeliveble! Next step is to go INSIDE!
Love it!


Hi Dave !
You succéded again !
To take an great scary macro on a fly :)
Have a nice Monday evening !

Don't Bug Me!

OK Dave, spill the beans and tell us how you manage to capture such amazing macro shots. I am an entomologist and I need to get some photos like this of my insect collection for a course that I am teaching, so I need to know how to do it. My shots are OK, but they are nothing like this.

Manang Kim

Now Dave, this is awesomeness!! What lens are you using in this one? Looks like you are very close and personal with this one. Happy Monday!

MM~My Iris


A fantastic, macro shot!


Like several others here, I wonder what your camera set up is. Your talent with these sharp macros is amazing!

Don't Bug Me!

Thanks for the info Dave. Now I know why you can achieve such amazing shots and I can't! I guess if I want to get shots like that, then I will have to invest some money and a lot of patience!

Greyscale Territory

Amazing creepy detail in this shot! It seems so alive even on the page!


Phenomenal detail!

Maria G

All I can say is WOW, what a great shot!
Have a nice day!


Perfect - If a fly get something in the eys, it must be a big problem ;-D

Anneli - A'la Foto

That is one scary fly!! Great catch! :O)


Amazing, here we talk close up! Wonderful picture and a very good work :)!

Wich you a good day/E-L

Birgitta - Macro Lovers

Oh my...! What a macro! Amazing!

Johanna S

Amazing shot - I am glad that they are not as big as humans!
How do you get that close ? What camera and lens are you using?
Have a great day!


That is amazing! I wonder how you can go that close?
Have a nice day!


That´s what I call macro!. Amazing photo. Now I can´t show mine. I turn red :D


What incredible close-up. so incredibly beautiful and incredibly well photographed


what a beast....i wonder how you do that tooo....after all there's no hair around his neck.


Ohh, very close and very sharp!! I am impressed...



Incredible macro! I can see so many detail in this pictures.

Carolyn Ford

I don't think I can ever swat another fly again! They are incredible creatures! Simply amazing macro, Dave!

Cai-WP admin

Thats scary haha, kidding but a great macro photo indeed!


Yikes! Ugly fly, great picture!


Hey !!! It was you that won that weekday photo challenge with this bug !!!!!! Congrats ! :)
and thanks for your comment ! I'll be back :)

Ashley Sisk

Thanks for your comment today - that explains a lot and now I have some things to consider as I move into more macro photography. Your work is definitely inspiring though and I appreciate your time in describing how you achieve this type of look. I'd love to study with you sometime!

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