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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

When is a bumble bee a hoverfly?

I was showing Alex all the bumble bees busily collecting pollen from the thistle flowers in the garden - at least 4 different types of bumble bee and a bog standard bee all buzzing away and decided to take some pictures. Yes, lots of pictures of bumble bees eveyone of them at least a little disappointing but the sole picture I took of a hoverfly came out beautifully. Taken with Panasonic TZ5 in macro mode - so pretty much point & press. The specs on the flower are specs of pollen not bad pixels!