Love the tongue. The precision amazes me!
On the trumpet vine, again.
Fun shot of a hoverfly. Really a good pollinator on the right flowers. Not quite as elegant as the honeybee, but it has its place. Those eyes, though…
From the same date. I like the colors in this one. Among other things. “Inadvertent pollinator” again.
Arguably an ugly critter, but I think it’s fairly compelling. Especially on the backdrop of the delicate dahlia petals. And I’m a little backed-up on the bonuses, so there’s that…
Another inadvertent pollinator. Great eyes – face and tongue. Seems to be today’s focus… On a Black-eyed Susan of all things.
Here’s a hoverfly on a California poppy. I think that’s salvia in the background. Notice how the fly mimics a bee or wasp with the yellow and black on the abdomen. Neat! I like the little pollen grains on the petals, too.
Might be. Fun pic whateverthecase. And it’s been a while since a bonus.
I like the colors in this one. Looks like the dragonfly and the rock were cut from the same elemental cloth. Or something. The textures are a little weird and it didn’t really entirely reflect what I saw – or, better, the feeling looking at the photo isn’t exactly what I felt when I saw it with my face-camera.
Odd that. Normally, it’s pretty close – the feeling that gets regenerated when I see a shot. Usually quite parallel. Hmmmmmm… Something to ponder.
Probably my fondest wish for the site – that you feel what I do (or at least something similar) when I shoot (and see the shots again).
Here’s another blue/green one. Occurs to me that this is a messy photo. But…neat flier…and I love the salvia. And, after all, it is a bonus.