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On Guard !!!
Bee-fly on early morning guard duty over its patch.
Seems to be (no pun intended ) a good year for these....... I'm sure there is a nest somewhere in the garden.
Another beaut Bri
great macro work
Blimey,looks like he's on stilts !!
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It does Janet - this photo was the first time I realized how long their legs were.
This has you written all over it Brian, superb
The clicks bee flying in for this one already Brian and I am not surprised, this is an awesome macro and just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre
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So that's why you are so tall then Brian
Cracking shot again, super detail as always,
A real stunner here Brian!
Great shot... have you got any with the wing detail to see which type of Bee-fly it is...?? - John (Gio)
Amazing macro shot,well done,
Quote: Great shot... have you got any with the wing detail to see which type of Bee-fly it is...?? - John (Gio)
Only got profile shots but it's Bombylius major- identifiable from all other UK Bee-flies by its long rigid proboscis.
Thanks for your interest.
Superb Bri, and another capture for me to aspire too, just wish I was getting out at the moment
Stunning closeup Brian. A superb capture.
Crikey, everything about it is long....legs, proboscis, hair.....great shot, Brian.
great detail and superb shot
Very good shot Brian. It's nice to see Bee Flies in the garden again.
fantastic detail in this acrobatic balancing act
Stunning, beautiful capture.
I've not heard of bee flies and this is an education as well as as a superb illustration.
A most impressive macro shot of an insect that's new to me, Brian: I am having great difficulty getting anything from my new macro lens, so have to admire those who have mastered this sort of work.
Brilliant. We've had quite a few Bee Flies this year but then we've also had thousands of ground bees coming out of hibernation. So far it is proving to be a very interesting Spring as far as insects are concerned.
Bee flies scatter their eggs over a large area by waggling their rear ends. The eggs find their way into the nest made by the ground bee. The bee flies offspring then feed on the larvae of the ground bee. Not really that bad as there are many more bees to the bee fly and the bee fly does pollinate flowers and they don't sting!
Such amazing legs, Brian . There are quite a number appearing here, but all very busy and on the move, not like your very obliging fella Carol
Brilliantly caught - I was thinking there seemed to be a lot about this year! It's amazing to watch them.
Wonderfully sharp shot
Never heard of a bee-fly! Sounds like an insect with an identity crisis.
Incredible capture of this weird fellow, Brian.
He definitely looks like he's on the defensive and going, "Sword off!"
Yes, my first thought was stilts
Fantastic detail Brian
It does have long legs - amazing! I've seen one or two of these around too, so must have a closer look, but I don't think I've ever seen one perched on a flower before. What a great shot!
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