Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Pollinator

The cherry laurels at work are blooming and I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite as many pollinators on a single shrub before!  It’s crazy!  We unfortunately have a ton of wind whipping across the prairie nearly all the time, so getting good photos of those pollinators is next to impossible with any of my cameras.  I keep trying though!  So far, this hover fly is the best I’ve managed:

hover fly on cherry laurel

Hover fly on cherry laurel

Aren’t hover flies beautiful?  Between their fascinating flight behaviors and their coloration I think they are worthy of a lot of admiration.  Do you appreciate hover flies?  I certainly do!

Here’s hoping I’ll manage to get a shot of the really amazing fly that I keep seeing.  Really want to figure out what that bad boy is…

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9 responses to “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Pollinator

  1. That picture turned out great. Very sharp and focused. I’m glad you used it.

    Nancy

  2. Many of the hover flies are so tiny I can’t appreciate their beauty until I focus in with my macro lens. Secret treasures.

  3. beautiful! These guys are fun to watch… and helpful as well.

  4. I prefer bees. It’s the eye thing with me again. I don’t like their big eyes, even though they are important pollinators. Maybe you can find your fly here http://www.squidoo.com/the-hoverfly.

    • Bees are also amazing insects! They’re beautiful and do so many important things that it’s hard to dislike them. I do love flies too though – and I think their eyes are one of the best parts!

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