Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/12/2013


Photo taken on July 11, 2013


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Tiny Hoverfly in Blindweed Blossom

Tiny Hoverfly in Blindweed Blossom
I saw a very tiny insect buzzing around a blindweed blossom (they are a small wild morning glory) and when I looked closer, I saw that it was an itty bitty hoverfly, about the size of a grain of rice! I cannot resist a challenge so I tried to get a clear picture to share. I really didn't think I'd get one because when it was in motion, it was crawling all over the flower really fast, and when it stopped, it was on the opposite side of the stamens and I couldn't see it! However, when I looked at my pictures, I discovered that I actually got a clear shot! HOORAY!!!

Adler55 Blume, Angela Parker, Jim Boynton, Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Wow, that little fly must be really really tiny. Amazing you got a clear shot at all! This is a wonderful macro, Janet. Very well done.
5 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Dont you just love those surprise pics !

Wonderful photo !
5 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
muy buena
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
I love hoverflies!! They are a good friend to have in the garden!:)
Fantastic macro, Janet! This tiny guy looks so cute:)
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Perfection - excellent super macro

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5 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
For want of a better word - Amazing!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
OK - he looks great on white too! What a beautiful insect - hover flies are so cool!
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Janet - this is incredible, magnificent, spectacular, awesome, and not bad, either! lol But seriously, this macro is so fabulous! Good luck with it.

Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Just outstanding!

That's Wild!!
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5 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Tout simplement fabuleuse !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
WOW! The hoverfly is awesome, but I really like the look of the flower here as well. Looks like a waterfall. Perfect combination.
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
That's Wild!!
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