Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 10/01/2013


Photo taken on September 30, 2013



Keywords

macro
Oregon
Pacific Northwest
pip
Syrphidae
Canon 5D Mark II
flower fly
Janet Brien
Canon 100mm 2.8L
Insect
Animal
flower
bug
blossom
insect
fly
hoverfly
syrphid fly
square
dronefly
Eristalis tenax
Drone Fly
European Hoverfly


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Beautiful Hover Butt!

Beautiful Hover Butt!
This was what I saw when I bent down to look at these flowers. Check out this beautiful HOVER BUTT! :D This guy was about an inch long, definitely in the B-52 Bomber category! What a sound this one made, quite menacing actually, though I know it wouldn't hurt me!

Thanks to Leapfrog (Art) for identifying this as a Dronefly or European Hoverfly!

I really struggled about which picture should be Picture of the Day. I wanted to put this one up, but Steve thought the other one was the stronger choice. I don't know...do you have an opinion? :D

Cathy, Sylvain Wiart, Angela Parker, Claudine Gaulier-Denis and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
It's all in the eyes of the beholder....one can't deny they are both fabulous shots.
3 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Gorgeous shot! What perfect detail and wonderful colors, Janet!!
3 years ago.
Jim Abbott
Jim Abbott
Do bees fart? I would watch it just in case. LOL. Excellent capture, Janet.
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful.. and yes... Twilight Zone.. same subject !!
3 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
This photo is clearly generating some good chuckles ...so, perhaps the more superior!!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
He has the cutest butt any bee could have!!! :) :)
3 years ago.
Teresa
Teresa
Fabulous macro......stunning colours and detail!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
It's a wonderful shot. The wing detail is so clear!
3 years ago.