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    Hoverfly myathropa florea

    Spotted this on one of my occasional visits to my local nature reserve. It's against the light and a dark treeline. Very little post processing involved other than cropping. The fill light provided by the white flower heads was a real bonus that I didn't spot until I had it on the computer. Any one spot the second passenger?

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    Hoverfly myathropa florea

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    Re: Hoverfly myathropa florea

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Any one spot the second passenger?
    Not for almost a minute of looking

    A different composition for this kind of subject, ideal when you're not equipped with a macro lens.

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    Re: Hoverfly myathropa florea

    Very pretty... Yes, I spotted the 2nd passenger within in a couple of seconds...

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    Re: Hoverfly myathropa florea

    The other insect is very odd; with 12 legs!

    Unless it is a mating pair.

    Antennae seem different though so possibly two different species?

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    Re: Hoverfly myathropa florea

    Thanks Dave. Thanks Christina. Geoff, what have you got in that glass? You're seeing double. I can only count six legs.

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    Re: Hoverfly myathropa florea

    So that is part of the flower which looks like three legs on one side of a body and antennae just ahead of the definite creature.

    A bit clearer on the enlargement.

    Can anybody else see an apparent second insect on the first photo?

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