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Hoverfly holiday

By accipiter  
Many thanks for the CC's on my last upload.
A couple of weekends ago I went to visit my family on their farm near Winchester. The idea was to have a couple of quiet, relaxing days off which I desperately needed and to spend some time taking shots of flowers in the lovely garden.
I stepped out next morning in fine weather - there were hoverflies everywhere in startling numbers! I took a shot of the first rose I came across (V1) to document this, then wandered off to try and achieve a shot of honeysuckle that looked elegant and lovely - one of my long term failures. I took (V2) what I felt was a reasonable shot (for me) only to discover that I had been hacked by a hoverfly (V3).
I went off to try the Clematis but things were getting worse (V4) so I went to find the lily's (V5) and I finally gave up and took a few pictures of Hoverflies (V6).
Hope you like them. A

Tags: Wildlife and nature Hoverflies flowers Macro

Voters: phillG, KarenFB, bobpaige1 and 37 more

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
16 Jul 2014 7:21AM
Skilful workflow, I especially like the first and the last images because of their crowd and emphasized honey colour.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my shot.

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MaryFaith 3 52 New Zealand
16 Jul 2014 7:48AM
Great series - super macro and action in some of the photos. They are such photogenic insects - we don't have them in NZ.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 8:27AM
What a fantastic set
16 Jul 2014 8:39AM
Overcrowded flowers!! A fascinating set of images! Love V2.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 9:24AM
A brilliant collection.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Jul 2014 10:13AM
Filled houses

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 10:52AM
Superb entomological imagery, image six being the one for me, "Superb colour and clarity throughout the set"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 11:50AM
Blooming marvellous!
I do love V1 and V6.
Also you probably couldn't have got V2/3 if you were trying!
Some days we don't capture quite what we expect but get great images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2014 12:17PM
A superb set featuring some of my favourite models. I particularly like 5 & 6 where they are on the lillies.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Jul 2014 2:14PM
A superb set of images, Arthur, each and every one of them should be uploaded in their own right. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
16 Jul 2014 3:07PM
An excellent and humorous story board of images, Arthur, and, as Carol says, each strong enough to stand alone.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Jul 2014 4:42PM
Superb series Arthur. V1 is out of this world.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2014 5:35PM
LOL--- you seem to have collected a grand assortment of overflies-- Well done, a good showing!
16 Jul 2014 7:30PM
A Festival of Hoover fly
17 Jul 2014 6:47PM
wonderful set of shots
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jul 2014 8:43PM
That garden sounds like a real haven for hoverflies, this is a really cracking set of images of which your lead is my favourite
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2014 8:31PM
Wow - that seems to be a crowded hoverfly holiday place. A good set of images,
10 Nov 2014 10:15AM
Great set.


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