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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Hover-fly (Syrphidae)

Splendid insects, they eat the nectar and pollen from the flowers, but, they are known as a pest. I don't think so, they are beautiful.




52 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Amazing macros,they are beautiful as you said!

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  2. nice selection. I neverthought of them as a pest.

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  3. Great macro shots, really impressive Bob!

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  4. Love this images. So beautiful.. Bravo!!!.. :-)))

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  5. Hi Bob,Nice macros and greetings

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  6. Wind trägt unsere Gedanken fort, in Wolken gehüllt umrunden sie die Welt...

    Lieben Gruß und Carpe Diem
    CL

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  7. QUEL bonheur encore
    Et je vais dire encore une fois
    J'adore tes photos
    Celle avec cette fleur rose me fait craquer
    Tes bestioles doivent en être si heureuses mais moi aussi
    Bonne soirée

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  8. They are indeed beautiful, Bob, and your pictures are great too. Greetings, Joke

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  9. very pretty blooms and insects. :)

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  10. Great selection Bob.
    Where would we be without them.

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  11. Hm! Bob!

    Okay they look very sophisticated, and we probably need them, I mean nature probably needs them - I don't!

    But there is certainly no arguing about your photographs - they are superperfectglorious! :-)

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  12. Brilliant macro's Bob.
    Have a nice evening

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  13. The third frame of the fly is so detailed I wonder what lens you used. The third is my fave.

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  14. wonderful images but ten years after is better!

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  15. I meant frame #4 is my fave!

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  16. Bob, I don't think so either! They are pretty little things! I've never seen the one with stripes before.
    Lovely shots!

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  17. Wow! Simply magnificent images.I
    don't think they are pests,they are very beautiful.

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  18. Fantastic pictures of flower fly. What sharpness! I like your taste in music. Many years ago I was listening to "Tens tears after". /

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  19. Maravilhoso...maravilhoso! Imagens magníficas.

    Parabens
    Sinval

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  20. After having been on a sort of hiatus due to computer issues and illness I am back...and what magnificent photos are here! Great job, Bob!

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  21. Wonderful colours and such great sharp detail stunners.

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  22. I think they are gorgeous--like bakelite, jewels of nature!

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  23. Hi Bob, very pretty flowers and great macro shots!

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  24. Wonderful images Bob... so clear

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  25. truly gorgeous images again !
    have a nice week bob

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  26. Wonderful photos Bob, the first one is particularly stunning!! Those Teasel plants are looking really attractive at the moment and the bees and hoverflies do seem to love them! I have always understood though that hoverflies are the gardener and farmer's friend due to the fact they eat aphids and pollinate plants.

    So sorry to have missed commenting on several of your posts recently Bob :-( I am really struggling with blogging at the moment. I think you are marvellous to be able to post every day and also to keep up with commenting. I wish I knew how you manage it :-) I have enjoyed looking at the posts I missed though. My favourites were the lovely ones of the Wheatear and also the ones of the Robin.

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  27. Bonitos macros, Bob, buen acercamiento.

    Saludos.

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  28. I like Hoverflies too, pests or not they are beautiful.

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  29. Sweet closeups! These are new bugs for me this year.....learning about hoverflies through all your pics.

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  30. first shot is THRILLING!


    Have a Great Week
    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

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  31. Such perfect macros. Beautiful snaps, Bob. Amazing.

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  32. perfect close-ups!
    what a feast for the eyes!

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  33. Where would we be without the bugs and the bees?

    Another great set of images Bob...[;o)

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  34. Hi Bob!
    Stunning macro serie.
    Have a nice week
    /ingemar

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  35. Great pictures I love the third picture.
    Greetings Irma

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  36. FANTASTIC PICTURES and nice colors.

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  37. Great pictures of flower fly, here I liked best Nr. 3 and 4.

    Ottar

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  38. Amazing details, so well taken.

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  39. Beautiful macros Bob... Well done!

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  40. Belle fotografie...complimenti!

    Ciao
    Vito

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  41. Fiquei fascinada com estas fotos.simplesmente maravilhosas!!!

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  42. wow!!! just so beautiful, especially the first (on the thistle?) and then the third one down, perched sideways on the pink flowers!!

    LOVE=er=LY!!!!!!

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  43. Now that's up close and personal. They ARE beautiful.

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  44. came back to say congrats on your POTW at hilary's! :)

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