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    Who has eaten all the pollen?

    Just a quick snap of an Empis tessellata fly which amused me.

    Who has eaten all the pollen?

    A bit windy and I couldn't get absolutely square with this insect because of the foliage.

    As well as pollen, this species also catches other flies. I saw a couple carrying their prey in those long legs but couldn't get a suitable camera angle.

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    Re: Who has eaten all the pollen?

    Fascinating. Don't we all learn so much on here (in addition to what we find out about photography). It shows us the power of photography to inform.

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    Re: Who has eaten all the pollen?

    That's a pretty nice "snap", Geoff! You are a perfectionist - like you said back at the Oct. PAD. It is amazing to look into this world - I agree with Donald - and, I see so much more, now that I'm looking at things through the lens. I wonder, now, why I didn't walk around with a magnifying glass, before. I was missing an awful lot that was just "right under my feet". (and I am NOT talking about stomping on spiders!) Very fun!

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    Re: Who has eaten all the pollen?

    And occasionally, Katy, you 'hit the jackpot' and get something rare.

    Who has eaten all the pollen?

    Xanthogramma citrofasciatum an uncommon hoverfly from last week.
    Last edited by Geoff F; 9th May 2011 at 08:04 PM. Reason: extra line

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    Re: Who has eaten all the pollen?

    Congratulations, Geoff!

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