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odell_rd

Posted on 08/11/2013


Photo taken on August  9, 2013



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Stealing the limelight

Stealing the limelight
I was after the butterfly - a gatekeeper - and didn't notice the hoverfly until I downloaded the shots. I've never managed to capture a hoverfly hovering, let alone in flight, so this was serendipity at its best, particularly as the butterfly is not actually in focus!

Ruth S Hart, Tim Hanko, Cats 99, Maria W. and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Terrific find of both in one shot Roy ... Lovely Gatekeeper Butterfly and the Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus ) ... terrific colours and bokeh and great in-flight of the Marmalade ... sort of the Gatekeeper of the Marmalade ... LOL
4 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
What a splendid pair, beautifully captured. I love the almost blurred out of existence hoverfly wings
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Isn't this a gem! So beautiful!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
two for the price of one! Well done, if unintentional (we would never have known....just thought you very talented!!)
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Lovely beauty's, wonderful capture !
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Stunning Macro . Up there with the very best. Well done Odell Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
LOL! That is wonderful! A perfect photo bomber!
4 years ago.
Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate
Poulet Santivasa Ana…
Great macro!
4 years ago.
pillarboxcottage
pillarboxcottage
I love it when things come together like that. And I also love the movement you've captured, albeit unknowingly, in the hoverfly's wings. It makes me tired, just looking at it!
3 years ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Amazing photo.
3 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Superb capture.
3 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Stunning image
3 years ago.
Sunny Clark
Sunny Clark
Isn't serendipity wonderful! Great shot!
3 years ago.