I have been remiss with the Wee Beasties series. Quite frankly, the weather here in England has been absolutely pants, and much of the local landscape has been waterlogged. Motivation to go for my previously daily walks to the woods has waned – and the poor dog is lucky if I let her out of the back gate.
But I found enough energy to wander out today, camera in hand and took a few shots.
I came across this Grey Striped Fly (not the most imaginative title) on some water iris leaves – smashed flat by the recent floods (the leaves, not the fly). I was taken by how cooperative he was, as they are usually rather skittish. It was only later, when I reviewed the pictures, that it became clear why this one hadn’t flown away.
(Click on the images for better clarity).
© Alice through the Macro Lens