I have decided to join the blogging craze. I am looking forward to taking a moment to find out a little more about the plants I have been photographing. I hope to explore all aspects of plants, flowers, trees and other garden related topics. Sorry about having to watermark the photos but there are a lot of people using them without permission.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Syrphid fly and Daffodil
This photo was from the spring, which after that last snowstorm
is something I can only dream about. This type of photo is kind of what I call
a commando photo. The opportunity presents itself very quickly and you have to
shoot from the hip. The 60mm macro lens was already on the camera and the
settings were for the available light around the little patch of Daffodils. So
luckily the camera auto focused fast enough to catch this little guy as he alighted
on the flower.
The Syrphid Fly is a frequent visitor to the garden and is
treated as a beneficial insect. They don’t seem to bite or bother with humans
but at a certain stage of development they have a voracious appetite for Aphids.