i don't think i've ever seen these flies up close.
Now you have Notice his enormous hind legs.
they're huge. come to think of it, i've only ever seen houseflies & horseflies. never a hoverfly.
Are you sure? They are common all over the world. Perhaps you just haven't noticed them...
i must have missed them cuz i can't say i remember seeing them before.
we have a tree that has a ton of bees, but i've tried to photograph them so i know for sure they are bees. i've seen the stingers.
The details in all your shots are just amazing. I have sat here staring at all your pics for the last 30 mins instead of getting this report finished
Amazing Macro, great focus I like the flower doust on it