I spent the afternoon playing with my camera, macro lens and flash gun in the garden. It was not raining which makes a change.
This is a Hover Fly - I think its Eupeodes Nitens.
There are about 250 species of Hover Flying the UK
Not sure what this is yet
A Water Bug - maybe a common backswimmer. Whatever it is we have them in our pond and they are great to watch.
We think this is a member of the wasp family.
Hover Fly - Episyrpus Balteaus ?
Hover Fly - Episyrpus Balteaus
I Lover poppies - these are self set in the garden
More Hover flies ...