One hell of an optimistic fly….

It’s rare to find a fly working so well as a photographic model. This one posed in several different positions, allowing me to focus and sort out aperture, etc without moving, apart from rubbing his hands together in anticipation of a large meringue for tea. I’m afraid it didn’t end well for him, or her – it’s difficult to tell the difference, even this close up.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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26 Responses to One hell of an optimistic fly….

  1. Ah the fly covers save many a dish here.

  2. Mad Dog says:

    I do hope you weren’t exploiting it 😉

  3. Ha! Maybe he was trying to impress you, a la Charlotte’s web.

  4. spree says:

    (new lyrics to an old song) He’s got hiiigh hopes, hiiigh hopes, high in the sky, meringue pie hopes!

  5. What lens did you use?

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    It didn’t happen to be saying, “Aidez-moi!” did it?

  7. If it´s flies you need as models, I can give you an exclusive here where we live…so many of the damn things. They seem to prefer goats to meringues here though!

  8. Perhaps the fly thought if it was very still, nobody would notice a little discreet meringue tasting.

  9. I’m glad it hasn’t survived to sue you – everyone has privacy for their face under French law, and I can clearly see this one’s big eyes!

  10. Caroline says:

    Great shot! That fly seems to be a natural in the modeling department.

  11. Great photograph Roger!

  12. Hi Roger – You are the nominee of the Versatile Blogger award. My home page has details 🙂

  13. Tandy says:

    I cannot blame the fly for trying 🙂

  14. Rachel says:

    Love that you *always* seem to have a camera (or three) at hand. I guess the fly was so mesmerized that it didn’t pay attention to *you*… love your photos!!! (Oh and the meringue looks dandy too!! Mmmm…)

  15. ceciliag says:

    Oh I love how you brought in The Fly, I have not seen him do anything in ages! Though your makeup artist somewhat overdid the mascara.( You KNOW what they are like!) Did he look at you as he rubbed his hands together and squeaked ‘Help Me!. Help Me!’ Did you even hear him? Method actors (scoff!) c

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