Personal Hygiene

By bricurtis
Personal Hygiene.

Saw this Hover-fly early one morning on an Aster bud - appeared to be washing its face and feet for quite a while.

Thanks to anyone who supported my 'Natures Jewel' image - very much appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tags: Insects Flowers General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Hover-fly Wildlife and nature Asters Hover-flies

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alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 8:12PM
A fantastic shot with amazing detail.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 8:18PM
I do not think that you could of got any closer Brian...a real beauty of a macro
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
2 Aug 2011 8:21PM
Another Cracker Bri.....

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 8:23PM
Throw him some soap and a flannelSmile!
Super detail, Brian, ablution time captured well.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Aug 2011 8:26PM
One of the most detailed and 'clean' shots I've seen on here Brian,
janty66 10 3 England
2 Aug 2011 8:26PM
1st class image...
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 8:27PM
Amazing detail
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 8:50PM
Brian, this is without a doubt the best hover fly photo I have seen, excellent work.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
2 Aug 2011 9:02PM
A monster! Brilliant.
2 Aug 2011 9:21PM
stunning shot you are one of the masters of macro
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Aug 2011 9:49PM
Awesome detail in this pin sharp macro, you really excel in this line of photography
2 Aug 2011 10:06PM
Excellent image Bri. Beautifully detailed.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Aug 2011 10:26PM
Glorious capture Brian. A fantastic closeup.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
2 Aug 2011 10:41PM
I do hope you gave him a nice fluffy towel & a drop of after-shave Brian Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 10:43PM
superb Brian
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
2 Aug 2011 11:24PM
Thanks everyone - your kind comments are much appreciated.Smile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 5:36AM
Good macro!
In fact very good indeed!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Aug 2011 6:20AM
Perfectly timed, Brian, excellent detail. Carol
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 7:00AM
Gosh - they are so tiny and this image is so large! Amazing Brian!
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 7:55AM
Cracking macro. Carole
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
3 Aug 2011 3:06PM
Oh my word...what a close-up and what amazing light and colour!!! Goodness...

JustDucky 7 8 Canada
3 Aug 2011 6:11PM
excellent detail and wonderful colour, beautiful close-up Brian
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 8:44PM
Very nice macro work Bri.........who's this Karen then Wink
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2011 11:08AM
Wonderful macro detail Bri - great shot Ina
franfoto 10 2 32 England
4 Aug 2011 12:49PM
Great POV to catch the action, detail and light spot on. "and they say flies are dirty things" they spend ages cleaning themselves don't they?

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 7:37PM
First class detailed macro work, Brian.

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