Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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21st Feb 2007, 18:02  

Twiglet says:

Lovely bee. Spring is definitely on the way. The other day I saw two male blackbirds excitedly chasing a female. I don't think it was a game of tag either...

21st Feb 2007, 18:13

Dhamaka says:

Thank you
Should hope not..
There are nest-building magpies here too

21st Feb 2007, 18:29

Puddikat says:

What a lovely Spring pic, makes the rainy day here not so bad.

21st Feb 2007, 18:35

yay for bees!

21st Feb 2007, 18:36

Dhamaka says:


21st Feb 2007, 18:46

phil66 says:

First hoverfly?

21st Feb 2007, 19:11

Dhamaka says:

first close-up shot of any type of insect

21st Feb 2007, 20:26

Cenobite says:

Fantastic detail!

21st Feb 2007, 21:27

Caine says:

Fantastic, and very brave of you. :) We're a ways off from bees yet, but I'll admit I'm actually looking forward to seeing the things.

21st Feb 2007, 21:28

FilbertFox says:

was it a stingy thing? I know i should love all 'gods' creatures, but things do bite me and sting me and make me poorly. I am a delicate little soul. Grand pic btw.

21st Feb 2007, 22:33

Sprocket says:

Buzz buzz buzz, I wonder why he does.

21st Feb 2007, 23:17

Jigalong says:

very nice

21st Feb 2007, 23:17

Dhamaka says:

I don't think it was FF - I think it was a hover fly

Sprocket - in fact, he doesn't

Jigalong - thank you!

22nd Feb 2007, 05:58

Tori says:

Apparently we are having a shortage.

22nd Feb 2007, 09:19

Sprocket says:

he doesn't? oh no.

reminds me of a ditty:

Fuzzy-Wuzzy was a bear,

Fuzzy-Wuzzy had no hair,

Fuzzy-Wuzzy wasn't, was he?

22nd Feb 2007, 12:14

Dhamaka says:

only you, Sprocket

22nd Feb 2007, 14:03

Sprocket says:


22nd Feb 2007, 15:57

Great photo! That first one's excellent. I'm a sucker for close up insect photos.

23rd Feb 2007, 00:50

Dhamaka says:

thanks Rare. Can't help thinking that my 750i would have made a better resolution of those hairs

23rd Feb 2007, 07:16

like these cant decide whether the second shot the hover fly is looking menacing or inquisative

23rd Feb 2007, 18:45

Dhamaka says:

busy, I think

24th Feb 2007, 00:07

Jesson says:

My peach tree is starting to drop its leaves:-( The first signs of Autumn are starting in Oz. Here's hoping this first sign of spring means some beautiful weather for you! :-)

25th Feb 2007, 21:34