The latest addition to my State of Sleeping Plants series is the common daylily or as it’s known to botanists and horticulturalists the Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus.
… or the house fly death mask….
I had some time to play in the studio last night and coincidentally had just discovered a large dead fly. I used to be repulsed by flies, perhaps it has something to do with the Save the Children commercials from the 1980’s? Now that I live closer to nature, I am more grossed out by the mouthpart of the mosquito – but I digress.
The fly was shot handheld using my Nikon D7000 with a reverse mounted Nikkor AI 50mm 1.8 lens and lit using an 80 lumen flashlight for with two Ikea 4W bulbs (for warmth) on a small mirror with 10x reflection.
In the featured image (if you can’t “see it”), is card #31 of the Empire Strike’s Back O-PEE-CHEE Star Wars trading cards series featuring Chewbacca.
Repugnant Death Mask 1/5
Repugnant Death Mask 2/5
Repugnant Death Mask 3/5
Repugnant Death Mask 4/5
Repugnant Death Mask 5/5
When the light is right, who wants to be inside working at their computer? Not me, I always prefer to be out shooting than one with my desk, eyeball deep in post-production work!!! But then it was time to edit and produce new work(s) for my State of Sleeping Plants series.
Here is a selection of the series new and old to date.[nggallery id=16]