garden photography: good things come in threes

In April I’m looking for Macros or Close-ups in the Garden

(This month I want to see Macro photography or close-ups of anything you’d find in a garden –  so look out for unusual details) If you would like some tips then please visit my first post of the month.

Common Drone Fly – Eristalis tenax

This stocky hoverfly is the commonest ‘drone’ fly, so called because they mimic bee drones (male hive bees). Thanks to Ark, yet again for identifying this one – to me they all look like bees!

(it is worth clicking on full size when you view these images in the gallery)

If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules 🙂

  • Create your own post and title it AprilMacros in the Garden
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
  • Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in May.
  • Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Once again, I have camera envy. What stunning clarity in these shots! I thought it was a bee, too.
    No insects from me this time:

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m not sure I dare look!

  2. Arkenaten says:

    I see you updated! Isn’t it wonderful to learn cool new things?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s wonderful to meet people like yourself who are willing to pass on their knowledge!

      1. Arkenaten says:

        🙂 Share and share alike … I’m merely ”standing on the shoulders” of others.
        What it also did for me was to almost eliminate entirely any fear of creepy crawlies.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well I did manage to clear out the garden shed today and didn’t run screaming out when I saw the most enormous spider! And lots of others. I just pretended they weren’t there…

        2. Arkenaten says:

          Maybe they tried to do the same with regard to you? 😉

          ”It’s okay, fellas, just pretend it’s a walking tree type of thing.”

        3. Heyjude says:

          Haha… yes I think they were a bit scared of me, especially when I brought out the cobweb brush!

    1. Heyjude says:

      So lovely Sylvia. You never fail to astonish me with what is in your backyard!

      1. Thanks, Jude. What would I do without your garden challenge? 😕

        1. Heyjude says:

          Post them anyway! I’m wondering what sort of wild flowers there are in Florida (?)

        2. Can’t say I’ve noticed any except for a few tiny ones along the water’s edge.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Fabulous Ark. And thank you once again 🙂

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