Canon 40D, 180mm macro lens. Taken in my tiny cottage garden in Scotland.

(911 views & 47 favourings – October 2011)


Can be seen in display at Kew Gardens until September 2009. (My thanks and appreciation to Jacky for taking these exhibition photos for me!)

I’m so excited and proud and delighted to announce that this image is one of the Finalists in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 2009. A dream come true for me!

Featured in ‘The English Garden’ magazine – June 2009 issue.

Featured in ‘What Digital Camera’ magazine – July 2009 issue.

International Garden Photographer of the Year

See also Commended image in National Insect Week Photography Competition 2008:



  • janpiller
    janpilleralmost 6 years ago

    Whoa!!!! gorgeous image!! Does it ever pop!!

  • Lol! Thank you, Jan!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic macro

  • Thank you, BigD!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 6 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!! What a shot!!!!

  • Thank you, Elizabeth!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Charles!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Moorealmost 6 years ago

    WOW this is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Pat!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Aaron Murgatroyd
    Aaron Murgatroydalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot! Love the way the hoverfly blends with the colours on the flower!

  • Thanks, Aaron, yes that’s what attracted me to take the shot.

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you, Rainy!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...almost 6 years ago

    wooh … this is over the top … well deserved … sharp, great depth of field … well composed … such a moment …

  • Thanks, Toby! And funnily enough, when I entered it I felt it was a standard shot compared to a couple of the others I’d submitted.

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Jacky Parker
    Jacky Parkeralmost 6 years ago

    Wow Sarah and double celebration! well done, I told you this was a great eye-catching image lol :)) Happy days!

  • Hi again, Jacky! Funny how we don’t see our own work as others see it. Let’s do the Kew dance together!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

  • Cawi
    Cawialmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you, Cathy!

    – Sarah-fiona Helme

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