hoverfly and one flower

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Cee is hosting the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week and as a huge lover of flower photography her choice is ‘one flower’. As I post many flowers on my blogs I wasn’t going to join in this week, until I captured this lovely Marmalade (?) hoverfly (just look at that pattern!) on an Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare also known as a dog-daisy or moon-daisy), whilst I was gardening yesterday. It just cries out to be published.

Strictly speaking a daisy is NOT one flower. It is a solitary composite flower of white rays (petals) surrounding a yellow disc floret (tiny petalless flowers). The open flower heads of Ox-eye daisy attract a large range of pollinating insects particularly bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”

~Buddha

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 | One Flower

35 Comments Add yours

  1. I didn’t know that about daisies! An education indeed.

  2. pommepal says:

    Love the detail of flower and hover fly Jude and so sharp, and interesting information too

  3. BeckyB says:

    stunning capture 🙂 and I learnt something too!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I love daisies so much that they were the only flowers at my wedding.

  5. I’m glad you did decide to share this beauty.

  6. I’m glad you shared it, and also told us about daisies – I had no idea. By coincidence I took a very similar photo a couple of days ago, by my daisy is a bit of a ragged affair and there are lots of aphids on it, which I didn’t notice until I was looking at the photo later. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes it is amazing how many times you notice things afterwards!

  7. That’s a really nice image.

  8. Dina says:

    You’re absolutely right to enter the challenge with this beauty!

  9. JohnRH says:

    Nice capture. I love bugs in the flowers!

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