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.

 

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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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