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.”
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101 | One Flower