Thank you Izzie. This is an Impala lily and is supposed to flower mid-winter (July). Due to it simplicity it is almost impossible not to take a reasonably good picture of this flower. I think I need to snap this at 1/1000 or faster but than I need to loose some DOF.
If I do not need to crop, I can go to ISO 800 at f8 will give me 1/(250 x2 x4) that is 1/2000? That should do the trick? The photo was 1/250 ISO 200 f11.
Hey Aart, if trying to stop the fly I think you are on the right track. I would say in the range of 1/1600 to 1/2000 should get you a nice image. Maybe try flash to stop it and step way down to control the ambient lighting.
Sorry Aart, silly question, which is the fly: the yellow one of the kind of bee on the edge of the flower? Whichever it is, I do not find that the fly adds to the picture as it is very small here. I like the flower, beautiful shape and red border, though the lighting is possibly a tad too strong, but I would have shot at a wider aperture to get the background out of focus. Jean-luc