Hoverfly on tiny Flower of Mad-dog Weed by Jo Nijenhuis

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Canon EOS 50D, Close-up lens 250D, 1/125sec, F/5.6, ISO-200
Location: Hoorn, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on July 8/2012

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Hoverfly on tiny Flower of Mad-dog Weed
Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.
The Common Water-plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica), also known as Mad-dog weed, is a perennial flowering plant native to most of the Northern Hemisphere, in Europe, northern Asia, and North America. It is found on mud or in fresh waters.
The word alisma is said to be a word of Celtic origin meaning “water”, a reference to the habitat in which it grows. Early botanists named it after the Plantago because of the similarity of their leaves.

Hey, my name is Jo and you are
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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks Larry for the welcome!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray for the welcome!
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 2 years ago


  • Dankjewel Steppe en ook voor de Fav, zo fijn om te horen dat je geniet van de kleine dingen;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    A really terrific capture!!!! Bill

  • Thank you so much Bill for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Great capture and image Jo – that little fly is so sharp and detailed !! :-) xx

  • Thank you so much Mattie for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful macro

  • Thank you so much Bro for the kind comment and Fav, happy to share it with you;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    A great composition I like the softtones ……your Big Brother

  • Thanks Big Brother for the great compliment, super sweet;))
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Nice detail here Jo..have a good weekend.

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  • Thanks Derek for the kind comment and welcome in the group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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