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Hoverfly - Helophilus sp.

By Mendipman  
Some days a lack of sunshine means that some species of flies will just to sit on leaves not moving about much, great if you don't want an early start. This was one of those days and this species of hoverfly, sometimes known as the 'sunshine fly' was not very active at all and fortunately, just within reach of the camera as it sat on a bramble leaf. It was also sheltered enough that wind was not an issue so no clamps were required to steady the leaf. A couple of feet away from also sat a bloody nosed beetle which I will post next time.

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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the previous upload of the Large White butterfly and especially to Alan (Alan_Baseley), Pamela (pamelajean) and (Arvophoto) for your User Awards, so very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Summer Wildlife Nature Macro Fly Hoverfly Natural Yellow Green Close up Flies Somerset August Brown Natural light Mendips Daytime Diptera Detailed Wildlife and nature True Fly Rodney Stoke NNR Heath McDonald Syrphidae Helophilus pendulus Mendip Wildlife Photography True Flies

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10 Jan 2020 8:03PM
Excellent macro shot .


10 Jan 2020 8:08PM
Fine macro Heath,
10 Jan 2020 8:10PM
Great macro. Well captured.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
10 Jan 2020 8:21PM
Lovely work!
10 Jan 2020 8:29PM
Fine macro here, you wouldn’t want to meet him on a dark night 🙂🙂
Cracking detail.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2020 8:42PM
Impressive macro.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Jan 2020 9:32PM
Sharp focus where it counts and thanks for a useful tip about shady days!
10 Jan 2020 9:38PM
Superb detailed close up.
michaelo Plus
14 15 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2020 6:59PM
Excellent macro shot .!!!!!

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