12 June 2007

Hover fly and Hebe

This week's Wordless Wednesday entry is a Hoverfly having a meal of Hebe nectar. Taken in my garden at the weekend

60 comments:

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Beautiful shot!

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Happy WW! :-)

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful, vibrant shot. I love it!!

JennieBoo said...

The colors here are so rich! Especially the purple!

Happy WW!

Blessings

Katya said...

(Another) beautiful shot, Jams! As everyone has commented, the color contrast and clarity is wonderful!
Very, very nice!

Alison said...

You always make insects look really beautiful jams.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Excellent shot!

Melanie said...

How do you do it? Your photos are always amazing!!

Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...
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Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...

Lovely picture. Happy WW.

Stacie said...

That's really lovely. I love the contrast of the colors and the triangular composition.

mar said...

What a great macro, congrats!!!
and happy ww!

Incog & Nito said...

Another beautiful shot as usual. The colours are gorgeous. Happy WW.

wrchili said...

Great shot! Happy WW!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all!

Sue said...

You always have such great photos! I enjoy my visits here. Happy WW!

Karly said...

Your photos are simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing! This one is amazing!

Kelly said...

Really fantastic shot! Brilliant colors.

Anonymous said...

Wow!

Jenn in Holland said...

An incredible shot! I was trying to capture a bee at work the other day, and nothing came out even close to this. Feel like sharing your secrets?

jams o donnell said...

Again Thanks for your kind words.

Jenn I there is no real secret. I have a macro lens which allows me to get in very close to my subjects. I get the depth of field by stopping down as far as I can without making the image too dark. When I load the image I crop slightly (but only slightly) and adjust teh brightness and contrast a little. I do manipulate my images but only a little.

Shaz said...

Jams you are so tallented but there's no way I could get close to something that might turn around & bite/sting/flutter at me!

Toni said...

Wow! What a great picture! Mine is up!

impworks said...

Nice work :-)

Sandra said...

Beautiful picture! Don't think I want to get that close to a bee :)

L.L. Barkat said...

A hoverfly? Looks like a bee to me. No matter, he's beautiful.

tasra said...

Excellent detail and use of macro photography. Even the petals in the flower and veins in the leaf are visible.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the shots of my pre-teen drama queens!

Lavender said...

FANTASTIC shot - Bravo! Happy WW!

Indigo said...

that is a great shot!

Moving Mama said...

How incredible!!!!

Skittles said...

That was in your garden??? Amazing!

Word Quilter said...

Wow! That is a fabulous photo.

Donna said...

What an amazing closeup.

anyhowblogs said...

Great macro shot! This one's definitely a keeper

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Beautiful shot! Happy WW.

Angel Mama ():)

Linda said...

Beautiful! Love the detail!

amy said...

how lovely, i love the colors!

Qtpies7 said...

Great shot! I need a better camera or something!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Beautiful. You obviously have a fabulous camera. I need to buy a new one . . .

My photo is posted, so hope you'll drop by!

Beckie said...

I love the purple and the yellow together - nice shot!

Happy WW!

Healthy Healthy Healthy said...

Wow...this is a fantastic shot. Just in time.

WTG!

Imma (Alice) said...

Very interesting!! I've never heard of a hoverfly before.

I'm inviting everyone to drop by my blog today... hope you can make it by.

jams o donnell said...

THanks all for your kind words!

maiylah said...

wow ... love your macro shots!
happy WW

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Stunning as per-usual!

Villager said...

Beautiful shot of the bee!

My Wordless Wednesday theme is all about those wonderful rhinos again this week!

Happy WW day! Villager

letha said...

You do take great shots, even with macro I shake.

RUTH said...

A lovely macro...I love taking photos of insects myself...a whole new world.

vlado&toni said...

wow, this is so beautiful, you must have a very beautiful garden.

This Eclectic Life said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen a hover fly, nor have I seen Hebe! Thanks for sharing that. Your work is always so lovely. From the looks of it, I'd like to take a walk in the garden at your house!

Dawn said...

Wow, great shot!

Happy WW!

Mine's up too! Come visit when you get a moment :)

Chris said...

Sneaky hoverfly, pretending to be a wasp!

Great photo, and brilliantly crisp focusing which is no mean feat for this type of shot.

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Excellent shot

By the way the cartoon guy does have a blog. His link is under the picture.

Lori said...

Great pic!

Nicki Mann said...

Cool picture! I love pictures of bugs... how do you get close enough to take it?? I saw another one of a butterfly on a flower, that someone took. When I try to take pictures like that, they come out just like specks. (Or it may be because my camera doesn't have ZOOM!)

jams o donnell said...

Once again, thanks all!

Mags said...

You always have such beautiful and interesting photos Jam-O.

Always a pleasure to share WW with you.

beakerkin said...

Hmmm

The coloquial term for that type of insect in the States is Yellow Jackets.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Mags. I thought yellow jackets were wasps Beakerkin. The hover fly just uses wasp like camouflage.

beakerkin said...

No wasps are unicolored.

jams o donnell said...

wasp unicoloured? Ah I think we have a case of different use of the word. Here the most common wasps are yellow and black.