It is very hot today.........We were out at five thirty looking for insects. This place is swarming with hoverflies, there are also damoiselle and the occasional dragonfly. I rummaged about in the grass for a good hour but all I found were those half inch long grey moths. They fly by day are as common as houseflies but the crafty little devils settle underneath leaves and grass stems. I have yet to get a picture of one.
Nothing much else to report. I have been out with the bridge camera. It is old, has been dropped a few times, is stuck together with gaffer tape and super glue and has appalling shutter lag. It does have a macro or more precisely a close focus capability. The flies are quicker than the camera but I had a good time watching them.
These though not the same fly are the same species one of the volucella which one I don't know.
This is a lovely little fly....these are true flies has they only have one pair of wings....this is a type of syrphus. I really miss a good macro lens. This camera does have the advantage of speed....with the old 150mm on the E-5 I could sit for an hour waiting and failing the lens was just too heavy to hand hold and focus. At least the images were worth having when I succeeded. I'm considering a 180mm. Canon, I am assured, chuck a years gym membership in with the lens.
That's all for today.