Monday, 25 August 2014

Helophilus pendulus

Bit of a mouthful, sounds exotic, actually a pretty hoverfly:

DSCN3223  Hoverfly

DSCN3225  Hoverfly

For once I didn't have to go chasing to take a photo. This hoverfly was resting on a planter and obligingly waited while I took a few photos with the Nikon S9050 from just a few inches away. These are still small crops as the lens has to be set to its widest angle to take close shots.


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    1. TWG. It glowed even more golden in real life. A real beauty.

  2. Great shots of a wonderful insect. I have found a dead fly in pristine condition. I wasn't going to bother with it but will have a go tomorrow.

    1. Adrian. All the dead ones I find seem to be covered in dust and mites.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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