Yesterday, in the flowering mint by my back door: random miniature minty magic. (Nikon D3000)

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Thanks for looking. Which one did you like best?

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Bees & Bugs, Butterflies & Moths

Miniature Minty Magic

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Pollen-encrusted honey bee on a dandelion flower, this morning. (Nikon D3000)

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Bees & Bugs

Pollinating honey bee

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In my lavender today. (Nikon D3000)

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Do have a great year!

Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Blue-banded Bee

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In my garden this morning, these wasp mimics feasted on my Cineraria Silver Dust. (Nikon D3000) The bees don’t like the cineraria much but these flies always turn up each year.

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One is able to tell the various bee and wasp mimics apart from their wing venation. Next time I’ll attempt to identify this fellow properly. I had a look at the diagrams but my eyes glazed over.  It’s probably a hoverfly.

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Other Stuff

Hoverfly, sawfly, whatever…

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I love taking photos in the bit of garden at the front of our house – the background colouring always come up amazing. Often, it gets cropped out. Thought I would share two versions of each image today.

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Bees & Bugs

Another honeybee

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I took this photo yesterday with the Nikon D3000. It could have been fantastic, but was enough to thrill me when I uploaded from the camera.

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And too these two, in shadow, this morning.

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Thanks for looking.

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Bees & Bugs

Blue-banded Bees

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