“Over the Weight Limit”

“Over the Weight Limit”

“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

This one just struck me as funny. So often I see birds landing on plants that can barely hold them, but I would not have expected it from a fly. After all, fly weight is an expression for very light, is it not?

After running short of material, I went for a quick walk with my son today, to the reservoir just north of me. On the way there we encountered lots of wildflowers and insects, including this fly balanced on a grass seed, which is bending under the fly’s weight.

A simple composition, but satisfying, nonetheless.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0 ISO 200

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