This wild sunflower with approaching hoverfly is from an afternoon I spent at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, California. (El Dorado is devoted to native plants and animals growing and thriving in natural settings.) I was taking macro photos of the wild sunflowers (not sure of the exact variety) when a hoverfly flew into my shot – you have to be ready for anything! Can you believe how fast the little hoverfly’s wings move? Blurred at 1/800th of a second! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4.0, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun/partly cloudy, handheld.)
RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (March 2014)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Mid Air Marvels” challenge in Local Critters group (March 2014)
Winner of “Colour – Yellow” challenge in Wildflowers of the World group (July 2013)
Co-winner of “Spring Wild Flower” challenge in Closeups in Nature group (June 2013)
Top 10 in “Color Me Yellow” challenge in Wildflowers of North America group (November 2012)
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