Dead-head Hoverfly

A close-up macro shot of a Dead-head Hoverfly (Myathropa florea) feeding on a Bramble’s flower, as the insect uses its tongue to lap-up nectar from the sweet stamens.

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens with settings at ISO-200, aperture at f/5, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/640 seconds*

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