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.