I wasn’t able to get this online yesterday, but this is my photo for the Photography 101 theme “solitude:”
I spent a lot of time on my recent trip to Arizona looking for insects, and happily it was just late enough in the year for a few to be out. It was also the middle of the bloom, so I spent a lot of time wandering from clump to clump of flowers looking for insects. This lovely fly was the only insect on a cluster of these fabulous yellow flowers. It had a huge group of flowers all to itself and I think it exemplifies the idea of solitude.
I believe this is a tachinid fly, but I would welcome any corrections from those of you who know more about flies than I do! You know who you are. :)
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17 thoughts on “Solitude”
Pretty darn cute for a fly.
Glad you think so! There are some pretty spectacular flies in the world.
I love your take on this. Beautiful and unique!
Beautiful. Yes, tachinid
That’s what I was thinking. Looked like it had that little bump that makes it a tachnid, but I’ll admit I had to look it up… I am even more out of practice with my flies than ever!
It does give the feeling of solitude.
iIlove how you put your passion and individuality in every photo.
Love the bright yellow color!
How can you not look at a Butterfly or a Bee royling away on a flower for pollen & nectar and not also see the Universe unfolding before your eyes..!!
Remember, We live a close symbiotic relationship with all other creatures of earth, for even the lowly ant is somewhere in the food chain that leads to the Bounty on your dining table..
Very poetic – and I agree!
I got into Bee Keeping back in 1972 because my dear wife would not allow me to set up an indoor Ant-terrarium.. Then further study pointed out that Bee’s were in the same genetic evolutionary lineage, so I went into beekeeping & honey production. Gosh, did that ever Open my Eyes to the complete symbiotic relationship of the insect world & the plant world, and ultimately up through all the higher primates of Earth.. So, the next juicy Burger you eat, remember it started out as green grass plant-life somewhere along the food chain..
That is very true :)
Thank you so much! I do love my bugs. :)
nice shots… I love insect photos, and appreciate how hard it is to get the shots. The fly IS interesting…and that dragonfly in the header! :-)
Thank you! I appreciate it and I hope you’ll come back for more! I take – and post – a lot of insect photos. :)
great…I like insects, but most of them don’t hold still for me to get them with my camera equipment. :-) I have managed to get some spider and web photos that I liked.
Beautiful photo. It definitely captures the meaning of solitude