Daily Images for 2008-9 - Jeff Meyers

Just a Fly
February 26, 2009

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting outside on my back porch with a good cigar and a soda. I was reading a book and enjoying the 60-degree weather in St. Louis. Woohoo! I decided I'd be more productive outside than down in my dungeon of an office.

Well, I had my camera on the table with Tim Werkema's 80-400mm VR attached in case any exotic birds happened to settle near by. No birds. But a fly was attracted to my drink. So I thought: heck, why not? I ran in and got my 105mm VR. The poor thing was drunk with sugar so he hardly moved while I snapped some shots. They are all handheld shots with available light. It was late afternoon so the sunlight was slanting in and not too harsh.