11.17.2014 The Fleabane and the Fly

Yesterday Steve Scwartzman posted a Hover Fly image and suggested I post one that I mentioned in comment.  This is an oldie, from 2008, that I made along my driveway.

Hover, Flower or Syrphid Fly (Toxomerus marginatus) on a Daisy or Annual Fleabane (Erigeron annuus). So many names. At least, so far, the Latin names remain the same.

Hoverfly-on-Daisy-Fleabane-062308-800FBIt’s not unusual for these to show a nice stained glass appearance on the wings.

I am not sure I will leave yesterday’s post up as I think overall it could be processed better.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 11.17.2014 The Fleabane and the Fly

  1. Wow. That’s a stunner! Really very nice. Either you have lightening-fast reflexes or this was a very relaxed Hover Fly! Rain, sleet, and just a bit of snow today … how are you doing? D


    • It was good fortune, David. I was making an image of the Fleabane when the Hover Fly dropped by. Although they were pretty numerous on this particular day and I was planning on chasing a few, but this one took care of things on its own.
      All rain here so far. I think, at least in my neighborhood, we missed the nasty part and are just in for a good soaking. OTOH, ice coated trees and leaves can make good subjects.


  2. Andrew says:

    Top shot, Steve. Very fine indeed.

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  3. Jim in IA says:

    Here is an oldie from my pre-digital days. I used extension tubes and a reversing ring for my Pentax with Kodachrome slide film.


  4. Lottie Nevin says:

    You’ve had one wow, now here’s another WOW! what an extraordinary image, Steve. So sharp, it’s flawless. Another WOW! 😀


  5. Love this oldie~ it is a goodie! Just look at that iridescence….These insects are fun to watch.


  6. shoreacres says:

    My goodness, what an image. It’s so crisp and clean. It gives me equipment envy. I know, I know — the camera and lens isn’t everything, but a good macro or telephoto lens can do wonderful things.
    I do so like the little fly. Wasn’t there an old ditty? “There was an old photog who followed a fly. I don’t know why he followed that fly….”


  7. Chalk up another image to be proud of, Steve. As shoreacres said, this is so crisp and clean.


  8. That is a cracking photo, Steve! The light and exposure is so well balanced. Both flower and fly are rather very beautiful indeed.

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