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Midge Fly | by Pat Kavanagh
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Midge Fly

The Midge Fly is an interesting insect. They have fuzzy antenna that give it its distinctive look to separate it from a Mosquito.


Generally found near ponds and lakes, these insects provide food for fish and birds. Hatching in water provides some aquatic benefits as well.


I found this fellow on a leaf in my backyard. "This shot" was dead on perfect for focus - which is difficult to pull off in windy conditions while holding a leaf in one hand and a camera in the other.


Shot with my Easy Macro set-up (see Album Folder by the same name) and edited in Lightroom and Photoshop's LAB Color Space. LAB has a way of separating colors from each other which makes them stand out - kinda like the way contrast works with black/white/greys, you can also use color in LAB to create even more variations than strictly RGB.


I have include the Before/After image as well so that viewers can see what is possible with editing RAW images.


When I started out in digital photography years ago I saw a posting from a Photographer who showed a before/after picture and I was amazed at the difference. Up until that point I did not know the power of editing so in every now and then I add a before/after image in to hopefully inspire someone else to pursue editing.


I can't afford all this expensive camera equipment so I invest in editing and learning those techniques to make my images the best they can be in my eyes with what I have.


.....ever see a guy holding over $10,000 worth of camera in his hands and he has no clue what he is doing? Don't be that guy. Use what you have and learn editing.

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Uploaded on June 29, 2020