Feb 17, 2012

Super-Green Bottle-Fly


I was out snapping pictures the other day, it being unseasonably springly here, and all that, when a green bottle fly landed on the daisy I had in my crosshairs. It wasn't the slightest bit bothered with me gawking at his lunch. Apparently, green bottle flies moonlight as pollinators.

Click on the picture for better view. It's not as sharp as I'd like it to be (no macro lens), but good enough to see the individual hairs on the fly's body. Neato, right?

7 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

That's macro enough, dude.

Vanda said...

It could be better, but it'll do.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Cool shot. Not bad for not having a macro lens.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

neat-o

Laura B said...

I love how shiny they are. I always want to put them on threads and wear them, lol. I am a magpie at heart/

Vanda said...

Junebugs are shiny too, minus the hair.

altadenahiker said...

The wings are quite beautiful.

As our new WV puts it, they are: uysti elogicne. (It's just not the same, is it.)