Outside your comfort zone

Challenge #5 in the Life is like a box of chocolates series. Hosted by LeeStar.
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Your assignment: Take a photo of something you dislike, and try to see it in a different way. Or try something entirely new. Some examples: If you're a nature photog who doesn't do people photography, take a portrait. If you don't like cats, photograph one. Hate spiders? Well...if it's a phobia talk with your doctor before attempting to use them as a subject, and if they're poisonous steer clear, otherwise give it a try. ;) You get the idea. I hope.
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Staring Contest With A Fly
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Another insect that I dislike... the fly!!!! Very difficult to get any close to these creatures as they are extremely skittish. I was pleasantly surprised when this one was sitting tight even when my lens was just a few centimeters away from it. I am not really a flash user. But for this one, the lens being so close, I had to use my pop up flash. The light was too harsh initially so I diffused it by covering the flash with a piece of white paper. The resulting light was pretty good.
Submitted: Tuesday, 21st February, 2012 11:28 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 21st February, 2012
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Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
ISO: 800
Notes: Shot with a Canon 1000D using a reversed 18-55mm kit lens. Pop up flash fired (diffused with paper :P).
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