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:
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 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Pollinator”
That picture turned out great. Very sharp and focused. I’m glad you used it.
Thank you! So glad you liked it.
Many of the hover flies are so tiny I can’t appreciate their beauty until I focus in with my macro lens. Secret treasures.
True! That just makes them more exciting, I think. :)
beautiful! These guys are fun to watch… and helpful as well.
They’re pretty great, aren’t they! What amazing fliers!
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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!