Jul 13 2014
Here’s a beautiful close-up of two hover flies mating on a chicory flower, taken by Shawn Collins with his macro lens.
Who knew that the female is larger than the male? That their eyes are different colors? That they have knobs on their heads … Are those antennae?
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p.s. Oh no! Yesterday Shawn’s Canon T3i died on an Err 30 while shooting marbled godwits and willets at Conneaut Harbor, Ohio. Bad break! He’ll be camera-less until next Saturday.
(photo by Shawn Collins)