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
This morning the sunlight and the frost on the glass between the window panes was too much of a draw to ignore. Despite having less than 10 minutes to play, I grabbed my Nikon and trusty DIY macro (reversed lens) and captured the fragile existence of the frost spacescapes between the panes.
It was cold and grey almost every day, but I ventured out to capture the aftermath of the 2013 ice storm that impacted Central and Eastern Canada leaving many in the dark and cold for upwards of a week.
Here are my favorite photos of Etobicoke, Bellwood County and in between (through the windshield of the van), covered in ice.