Hover fly

Hover fly on a daisy.

Dairyfarm Lane roundabout,

Cedar Creek,


Taken during the PotN/flickr macro shoot meet today.

Available as insect stock photography at iStockPhoto.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 17th February 2008, This photo: 9:47am

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  • 2day. said:
    Nice clear picture there Dave :)

    The Hover fly is so cute on the flower!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) I had to get down on my belly to take this one.
  • picsbymac said:
    Gorgeous David. A welcome, sunny sight on a grey day on the other side of globe : )
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    wow you are certainly getting the hang of this lens.
  • maasha said:
    hrm, is that a daisy? methinks something "mouse ear" or hawk weed - can't really remember ...

    "ID please" is your friend :o)
  • KennyWP said:
    Nice one David, very clear.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ironically, it wasn't actually sunny here at the time either ;-) Wonders of modern flash technology.

    Somewhat tricky, but yeah I think I might be :)

    Quite possibly not an actual daisy, it's just what we've always called them. Little yellow flowers growing on weeds. As kids we'd hold them up under our chins in the sun to make our chins go yellow (hey I don't remember why, I was 4 or something at the time).

    Thanks Kenny :)