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Pollen muncher

Posted by shrubs_n_bulbs z8/9 UK (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 12, 05 at 14:42

This little guy was eating all the pollen:

Here's the whole flower if you are interested:


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RE: Pollen muncher

WOW, what a great macro!


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Nice and sharp!


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What a picture!!!


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Great pictures.


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Most excellent shot, Shrubs n bulbs! Is it a fly, a bee or what? Oh! Pretty flower too! :D

~Rosemarie


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This is a hover-fly. I could try and guess which species but I'd probably be wrong. They are true flies, the adults eat nectar or pollen and the larvae are carnivorous inch-worms.

You can spot a hover fly, apart from the very obvious hovering dead still, from the large compound eyes, stubby antennae, and only one pair of wings


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and do tell, what's your camera? those are breathtaking!


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Okay, I've seen Hover flies before...just never so close AND holding STILL!! Hee hee! Thanks for the info!

~R


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The camera is a Canon A75. Its probably obsolete by now. Some of the macro shots in The Cactus Gallery at the moment are stunning. Check out BillinSC's super-macro setting that he just found on his camera :)


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Perhaps a syrphid fly?


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