Flowers and Hoverflies ...

I have some Ornamental Lillies (Lilium) that have opened up and they smell absolutely gorgeous!

If you're looking to try some relatively easy insect macro photography, now is the time to try it.  Try Hoveflies (Syrphidae).  Okay, like any wildlife, their movement can be a little erratic ... BUT they do hover and if you spend a few minutes standing close to the flowers they'll get used to you and will ignore you.
Hoverfly feeding

Try a couple of static shots to start with.  You might want to frame a Hoverfly feeding or one that's just landed.

Briefly resting

As you get more comfortable, try to catch them mid air or as they're about to land?  That's a good challenge and makes for some beautiful photography.

Hoverfly approaching

 Make sure you vary your viewpoint ...

Hoverfly taking off

... and steadily build up a set of images for your collection ...

Hoverfly landing
... have fun!

Villayat 'Wolf' Sunkmanitu

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