When I was taking photos of frost and droplets on Sunday my daughter spotted a fly. Not sure what it was doing out and about in such cold weather, but it was nice to get my first insect shot of the year.
The insects were doing a spring happy dance last weekend on a lovely sunny Sunday. There were even some bees 🙂 (My daughter helped with the captions!) And just for a laugh here is a dancing fly animated GIF I made last year! Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance
Apologies in advance for the silliness of this post! I saw that the weekly photo challenge was Motion this week and it reminded me of a photo I took last weekend of some flies… I was taking a photo of this pair of flies when the one at the front twiddled its head round in…… Continue reading Dancing Fly
This little shiny fly was investigating a droplet of water, still there despite the hot sunny day. Was he thirsty, I wonder? As my throat is sore, the droplet looks rather appealing to me too.
I’m starting to see more and more insects around now – here’s a couple of them: I was quite chuffed that I managed to get this half-decent shot of a Hoverfly that decided to hover round my head repeatedly 🙂 And this fly seemed to be quite friendly and decided to share my bench for…… Continue reading Friendly Insects
This is another of the few insects I saw while walking yesterday. Not sure what kind of fly it is, but the shot came out crisp and clear and I like it 🙂
The Hebe in the garden is out in full force now and it’s attracting insects. I sat out for a while today taking photos of what was visiting. It was so hot though – I couldn’t stay there for long – I’m not really a hot weather person. Too much sun makes me grumpy, uncomfortable…… Continue reading Hovering on Hebe
I took this photo of a bluebottle fly yesterday evening while on a little stroll round the village once the day had cooled down a bit. It was just a quick capture while walking through the woods, but I was lucky enough to get good focus on his eyes. I couldn’t resist a heavy crop…… Continue reading Bluebottle Eyes
I was quite pleased to get this face-on shot of a fly on the little willow tree. He looks like he has a beard and his eyes are rather hypnotising 🙂