Big bootie fly

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If you think that shooting bees is hard, you haven't met this little fly yet. Bees are slow comparing to this guy and they take their time on the flower.

This little one flies fast between them (reminds me another little bee that I could never shoot properly), east fast and is on the move again!

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I haven't seen those before. Quite round with coppery-brown butts and small heads. I tried to ID, but no luck.
It's a fly :D

And after I spotted that one I started to see them all over the flowers. A field full of blooming Rockroses was like a paradise for all kinds of insects (and their predators too).

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
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Good fly photos :) ... I'm sure this grass land was smell good when all this the flowers were there :)

Thanks! I actually didn't smell anything. I don't think they have any fragrance...
Next time I will sniff one :)

ok..ok :))

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I'll have to assume this is the technical term. The photo is the proof from what I see 😀

You must have spent a good amount of time trying to obtain that perfect shot. As you said, these insects are much quicker than a traditional bee.

I'll have to assume this is the technical term.

Of course it is! I wouldn't be posting anything else :)

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Thank you :)

Oh my gosh the little fellow glows with pollen! Great shots!!!!! Love the field of rockroses. You are so freaking good.

Those flies were so cute! And there was so many of them. I could shoot more, but in the end of the day they all just looked the same :P

I have my days :) Thank you!

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What a wonderful creature.

Thanks :)

One of the needle nose flies, family tabanidae. They are related to horse flies but these little guys suck nectar, not blodd

Oh my.. some are so cute and furry!
Quite adorable :) Thanks for the name.

Awesome macro. Love the capture showing the wings in full detail. They're absolutely terrific.

Thank you :)

We don't have such flies.
She reminds me of a flying pig.

Hahahaha :D :D

Do flies also feed on flower nectar?

Yep :) They are also work as pollinators. Not as popular as bees though.

Great photos!

I always find insect photos so pretty! I love how you can see the pollen on this little fella

That's why I like to shoot them.
Nothing beats the bees though. They are masters in getting covered in pollen. They just roll in it! :D