Flies for you!

Yesterday saw a visit to High Wood alognside Badbury Rings. The flowers are starting to emerge, including a few bluebells, though at the moment these appear to be just attracting flies, along with the occasional bumble bee. I did not see any solitary bees so here are a few photo’s of flies for you.

I used my Olympus 80mm F4 macro lens that attaches to the Olympus 65-116 telescopic tubes, shooting at F11 with diffused flash.

The first fly I think may be a member of the snipefly family

Snipefly
Snipefly

which decided that a better proflie for the photo was eyes on!

Is this better?
Is this better?

Next a green Gymnocheta viridis Parasitic Fly.

Gymnocheta viridis Parasitic Fly
Gymnocheta viridis Parasitic Fly

A Hoverfly doing a few leg exercises…

Hoverfly Leg Exercises
Hoverfly Leg Exercises

and finally this Dark-Edged Bee-Fly (Bombylius major) resting on the ground.

Dark-Edged Bee-Fly on ground
Dark-Edged Bee-Fly on ground

 

High Wood map

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Garston Wood map

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

2 thoughts on “Flies for you!

  • April 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm
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    Superb set of shots. Love the fly gymnast!

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    • April 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm
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      Thanks for the compliment

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