Spatter Dock surprise

The hunting areas of the Babcock-Webb WMA are open now so I went out to see what there was in the normally closed areas.  While there, I saw a nice group of Spatter Dock or Cow Lily – Nuphar advena in one of the ponds along Tram Grade east of Seaboard Grade.

It was pretty extensive and I took a couple of shots with my D300 which had the Nikkor 70-300mm VR attached.  I just wanted to see if I could find any sort of composition that made it more attractive than just a flower shot.  Looking a little closer, I discovered that I had captured some sort of bee like fly on a flower and a water spider a little lower.

The full size picture wasn’t that impressive, the stems were a little too random for a pattern shot and I couldn’t find a decent angle to get them to frame a flower.  The overall shot looked like this.

and when I zoomed cropped to a bit more than 100%, I discovered the bugs.  Here they are top left and bottom right.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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