Monday 12 July 2021

Hover Flys


While sitting on the patio today my wife mentioned  that all you could hear were hover flys on the flowers so I went over to look and indeed they were a hive of activity. Not wanting to miss the opportunity I went and got my camera and fitted the macro lens. I took some with my EOS R6 with EF 2.8 x 100 macro lens. Then took some with my iPhone as comparison. There are a few more photos than I normally post on a Tuesday which I apologise for

Bees to start with

Of the solitary type

First of the hoverflys this one is less that 10mm long

These two are sharing the flower

Getting it's head right in there

The hoverflys were all around 10 mm long but seemed to be everywhere

Next the iPhone these I felt were not so clear but then I did use the zoom on it to take a few of the photos

If I could have taken this with the other camera I think it would have been superb

Even tried to catch them in flight dodging about

Last one I'll go back to my R6. Hope you enjoyed them

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  1. Such great photos. I loved them all.

  2. Really interested views of the hoverflies.

  3. No need to apologise for showing us such superb close-ups. My plants are also home to a multitude of insects at the moment.

  4. Great photos!
    Flying insects move around so fast, seems like soon as I get focused, off they go!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. Nice shots, I like to plant bee friendly plants here, they seem to like Salvia and Lavender.

  6. Great series of photos! I am always fascinated with bugs on flowers! Your phone did a great job.

    I'm so happy to see your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  7. I wonder if the hoverflies are considered pollinators.


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