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Picture taken in my garden in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa with FujiFinepix 2800Zoom

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Hoverfly (Diptera syrphidae) in Arum Lily – Zantedeschia {Z. aethiopica}

Zantedeschia is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa from South Africa north to Malawi, growing to 1m -2.5m tall.

I managed to capture this Hoverfly just before he alighted on the inflorescence, settling on it as light as a feather, crawling deep down into the flower to find some nectar.

  1. 2th April 2011 – FEATURED in Fauna & Flora South Africa

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    w0w! what a beautiful sight sweetheART lovely macro shot – fab fave ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • Oh wow! Pleased you like it Val, thanks for the fav!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely timing and wonderful capture Maree, the shadows are fantastic too.

  • Thanks Andrea, and it’s quite amazing that I managed to capture the shadows as well!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Netjies! Love the shadow, it gives that special something to your photo!

  • Thank you Liz. I agree, it’s amazing that I caught the shadow as well!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffalmost 4 years ago

    Net betyds gekliek! – sy ‘wiele’ is uit vir landing! Pragtig!

  • Jy weet mos hoe gaan dit! ’n Ware gelukskoot! Dankie Rina!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillalmost 4 years ago

    WOW….great capture

  • Thanks a slot for the fav Heidi, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific capture…love the bee’s shadow, too!

  • Thanks Dot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago


  • CaDra
    CaDraalmost 4 years ago

    This is awesome Maree

  • Thanks Carolyn, a real lucky shot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • supernan
    supernanover 3 years ago

    Maree this is great right down to the reflection of the bee on the white x

  • Thanks Nan, and he wasn’t even much perturbed by me clicking away furiously!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture!

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