The photos below were taken by Nathan Sarli:
Nathan found a house fly buzzing around a window. The fly was captured and put in a Ziploc bag but he was too hyper to photograph so he was placed in the freezer for a very short time as a temporarily sedative.
Once the fly was awake he was briefly enticed by cantaloupe seeds and juice -- just long enough to snap a few pictures before he flew away.
The fly was soon buzzing around being a pest once again unmindful of his recent ordeal.
Nathan describes the equipment he used to take the “fly eye” photo:
I used fotodiox extension tubes ($12 on Amazon) with an old Olympus 50mm f/1.8 lens attached with an OM to EOS adapter. (since lenses like this were kit lenses for many years they are quite affordable on eBay).
I like this combo because it is very cheap ~ $50 for the whole setup minus the camera body. I use the old lens because it has a manual diaphragm allowing me to stop down to small apertures without electronic connection to the camera.