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Hoverfly on blue sage II


Hoverfly on blue sage II (salvia patens)

Same hoverfly, same blue sage - two wings!



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another excellent shot K.

17 Sep, 2011

 

Good pic :o)

17 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you both! :))

17 Sep, 2011

 

Lovely photo

17 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you, C...I think that hoverflies just go to sleep sometimes!

17 Sep, 2011

 

NOW I CAN SEE THEM! How lovely! The wings are spectacular K!

17 Sep, 2011

 

;))))

17 Sep, 2011

 

Class picture

17 Sep, 2011

 

I thought I'd be brave and try to get one of an enormous hornet, this morning...but I caved in and RAN!! :D

17 Sep, 2011

 

yes I don't like them - we had a few in summer

17 Sep, 2011

 

Once stung...twice VERY shy!!!

17 Sep, 2011

 

Fantastic shot Karen! Complimentary colours as well.

17 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you, Pimpernel! That sage is a magnet to all small flying things! :)

17 Sep, 2011

 

Excellent shot Karen. :-)

17 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you, M!..from one shooter to another! :)))))

17 Sep, 2011

 

Good shot! not quite as scary as a Hornet, best get your new camera for that one! :o)

17 Sep, 2011

 

Yes! I think so too; P! :)))
Can you have a word with my OH before Xmas, please? lol!! :))

17 Sep, 2011

 

such a great pic,Karen..the markings on it are wonderful,and those wings..they look so fragile,don't they ? I love it.:o))

17 Sep, 2011

 

Love these insects ... the males have larger eyes almost joined in the middle ... the females have smaller separate eyes and look more like sunglasses! .. Sorry ... I'm full of useless information at times .. lol! . . . . .

17 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you Bloomer and Shirley...they're beautiful aren't they? Sometimes they sit still for ages and sometimes they hover at eye level as if they're really looking at you!

I didn't know that about the eyes, Shirley...I had noticed differences in size and colour, but I just assumed that they were different species...Thank you! Useless information always welcome! :)

18 Sep, 2011

 

: o )))

18 Sep, 2011

 

:)))

18 Sep, 2011

 

Talk about'look into my eyes',Shirley!! Lol. how close were you ? :o))))

18 Sep, 2011

 

I read it in a book, Sandra ... remember those? ... lol!

18 Sep, 2011

 

Vaguely,Shirley...:o)..Is that the right spelling ? Doesn't look right..and I don't mean'Shirley' !! Lol

19 Sep, 2011

 

Lol!!! :)))

19 Sep, 2011

 

It looks correct to me, Sandra! :o))))

19 Sep, 2011

 

Lol!! I think Bloomer meant 'book', an archaic (see spelling!lol!) word these days...! :)))))

19 Sep, 2011



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