Y’all know I love me some syrphids! These awesome fliers are fun to watch and are very abundant in season. They are devilishly hard to catch in flight, but sometimes they oblige and hover motionless in the air, begging for a shot. Last evening at Hastings Park, I was shooting in an area filled with blooming thistle. This little gal did the hovering thing right in front of me, so I took a quick few shots. With the Laphria I found Wednesday, this has definitely been my lucky week for flies!
That is absolutely awesome.
Excellent Sean! I have a few in-flight hover flies, but never so close.
I was really lucky here. Some of them have a tendency to move away, keeping the camera at a distance, but this one must have been fixated on something else!
Beautiful, Sean.. Love them all…