Saturday Sanddancer Scene #11
Hoverfly in flight
I have chosen this rather nice macro shot from the pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board this week.It is a little unusual because the hoverfly has been caught in flight instead of settled on a flower.
A big thank you goes out to Andrew Wiltshire of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia who has submitted this week’s picture, he tells me that he found it hanging around his blue hebe bushes. The fly is only around 1cm long and feeds on the nectar in the plants in Andrew’s garden, pollinating them as it goes around.
Common Hover Flies are sometimes confused with bees or wasps because of their mimic their colour but if you have a look at its head you will see that its very much like a fly.
Nikon D40, 155mm lens, 1/100 second, f18, iso 200