“Sharing in a Cinquefoil”
“What will remain is neither you nor me but what we shared among each other.”
― Santosh Kalwar
Every now and then, an unexpected image just ‘happens’. Yesterday, as I went for a lunchtime walk to the meadow north of my house I came across these three hoverflies positioned perfectly on a cinquefoil blossom.
I could not have asked for a more cooperative group of insects, as they sat there, seemingly unbothered by the approach of me and my lense. As I leaned closer and closer to compose this shot, I fully expected one or all of them to fly away, leaving a nice blossom to photograph. It just worked out, all three remained in wonderful symmetry.
Shooting macro without a tripod is still proving an interesting exercise. Not only do I have to make sure I have a high enough shutter speed to negate even the tiniest movements, which can soften the image, but I also have to contend with my own back and forth movement as I work within a fairly narrow depth of field. This one is a bit soft and would have been a sharper image, had I used my tripod, but the moment may have been lost, so I’m content with it.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/200 sec, f/16.0 ISO 200
High Resolution Image on 500px
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Blooms and bumbles…it doesn’t get much better than that!!
Little hover flies 😉
They are adorable, too! 😉😝
Beautiful photograph. How wonderful to happen upon!
How likely is this to happen again?
Unreal. the shadows are too good for it to be a fake. Great shot.
Right place at the right time 🙂
Great shot! 🙂
I never use tripods any longer… although i have a nice expandable monopod that would be good to use now and then!
Love their little shadows too.