[This is a group of Hover Flies feeding on nectar from a Goldenrod plant. Many people mistake Hover Flies for bees; they are not bees and do not carry stingers. I love the way that they can hover in one spot (in mid-air), remaining (except for their wings) perfectly still! Adults drink nectar. The larva preys on aphids and the larvae of scale insects. It is considered to be extremely beneficial due to the eating habits of the larvae, aiding in eliminating harmful insects that attack ornamental plants and commercial crops. Often they get quite sociable and will land on you without fear.]
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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Very nice, Thomas!
Thanks, Mike! They’re a cool species!
Beautiful shot and a quote that made me smile. 🙂
Thank you! Namaste!!! 🙂
My name is Mel Thomas, :). . Can I ask what camera do you use Thomas ?
Mel: I’ve been using a Fujifilm 3D camera with a special macro attachment and some acromatic macro lenses that I obtained on eBay.