Sometimes at 4 a.m. when I review the news overnight the world seems a bleak place. Thus this morning’s post. After accepting the day and enjoying the warmth of the sun things of course seem brighter. Generally I prefer to … Continue reading
This little Hover Fly or Syrphid Fly (Allograpta obliqua-Common Oblique Syrphid) aka Flower Fly was having a nice nectar dinner next to our driveway Wednesday afternoon. A little more intimate than the shot I shared the other day. What a … Continue reading
Posted in Amherst, Closeup Photography, Insect Behavior, Insects, macro photography, Nature Photography, Western Massachusetts
Tagged Allograpta obliqua, Common Oblique Syrphid, diptera, flower fly, Hover Fly, insect, Massachusetts, New England, pollinator, stained glass wings, Syrphid Fly, Virginia Spiderwort, western massachusetts, Wildflowers
As predicted, for a change, we had a full day rain event. In between showers I got out in the yard and found a couple of subjects I liked. Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana v.alba) And Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus).
Posted in Closeup Photography, Flora, macro photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
Tagged Daisy Fleabane, Erigeron annuus, flora, Massachusetts, New England, Tradescantia virginiana v.alba, Virginia Spiderwort, western massachusetts, Wildflowers
This is an annual frontyard image for me. I am not sure where the plant came from but originally it was the more typical blue/purple hue. A few years back this less pigmented individual showed up, was fruitful and multiplied … Continue reading