Check the full res version, shrinked versions may introduce some nasty moiré effects in the compound eyes. I decided to go for a 50% version of the original image which seems fine in terms of moiré. I couldn't get a moiré-free result when trying to convert this to monitor friendly resolutions, has anyone got suggestions how to circumvent moiré problems?

13 comments so far...

marco_vdw July 09, 2011, 09:45 PM
No suggestions...
But great eyes. Wow.
Nice symmetry too.
incantare July 09, 2011, 10:51 PM
wow, die geringe tiefenschärfe ist genial hier!
janress July 10, 2011, 10:39 AM
Dan-Tuyet Tham July 10, 2011, 01:52 PM
Gergana Vasileva July 10, 2011, 03:39 PM
crazyrayman July 10, 2011, 06:32 PM
i know how to deal with this effect: don't shoot any small structures ;)

sorry, i couldn't resist.

Quantumleaper July 10, 2011, 06:57 PM
"Most helpful comment of the year" @crazyrayman ;)
Anyway thanks to all of you!
Perkin-warbeck July 10, 2011, 09:33 PM
The high-frequency (short wavelength) contrast changes in the eye confuse the Bayer algorithm. Shooting at a higher degree of magnification should help with the moire. For example, add a close-up lens or extension tube. Or get a Foveon camera :-)
maf04 July 11, 2011, 03:20 PM
Amazing image
Quantumleaper July 11, 2011, 08:13 PM
@Perkin-warbeck: That shot was nowhere near 1:1 magnification, it was an intentional compositional decision to embed this fly in a sea of bokehlicious flower colors :)
@maf04: Thanks!
mate-fotos July 11, 2011, 08:20 PM
The current resolution is just right. If you make the photo smaller, you can't see the really important details.
Sharpness at the point (on the eyes). Great photo :)
b4light July 16, 2011, 09:10 PM
looks like a chrome plate between the eyes! Great capture!
mramshaw July 17, 2011, 07:45 PM
Fantastic picture and composition, very well done.

I drool whenever you post pictures with this lens...

The Moire is just a hint to look at the hi-res version.

[I often get nasty anti-aliasing jaggies at the size 23 likes]

Otherwise, @crazyrayman has it right!

Add a comment...
Your name:
Your e-mail:

About 23

About 23
What is 23 and who's behind the service?
Just In
Discover the world from a different angle.
Here's a crop of the latest photos from the around the world.
Search photos from users using 23
Help / Discussion
Get help or share your ideas to make 23 better
23 Blog / 23 on Twitter
Messages and observations from Team 23
Terms of use
What can 23 be used for and what isn't allowed
More services from 23
We also help people use photo sharing in their professional lives
  • Basque (ES)
  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Chinese (CN)
  • Chinese (TW)
  • Danish (DK)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (US)
  • French (FR)
  • Galician (ES)
  • German (DE)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SE)

Popular photos right now