Spotted a Crane Fly on the outside of the kitchen window. Grabbed the 50D with 70-200 zoom lens + Raynox DCR-250 macro conversion lens to photograph the insect from inside. I only used ambient light which was failing rapidly as flash would just have reflected back from the glass.
Balancing my hand and the lens on a Honeydew melon which brought me to just the right height I took a few shots. The final three I then process in Zerene Stacker and spent a while in Serif Affinity Photo beta to take out about a hundred blemishes from dust on the window which were littering the background:
This is the uncropped view which isn't too bad for hand held without extra lighting and at 7 p.m.. The out of focus green of the lawn made quite a good background.
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