Thursday, May 22, 2014

They don't call them hover flies for nothing

Hover flies, or syrphid flies, are adorable little creatures that look like bees (but without the sting) and, like bees, feed on nectar. Unlike bees, however, these creatures will sometimes condescend to pose for me—pausing on a flower or leaf for all of a minute as I madly take pictures.

Today, though, the hover fly I spotted simply—hovered, whizzing through the air around a bunch of irises and then pausing, suspended.

And I caught it. On camera, that is.

Truly, this is a year of miracles.

{A note: I do write all text and take all pictures. Please do not reproduce either without my permission.}

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