Hoverfly (Family: Syrphidae) portrait

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

This hoverfly was cleaning his mouthparts after feeding on Leptospernum flowers. This image shows the hoverfly with his proboscis fully extended.

Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon MP-E65 f/2.8 lens, 1/250, f13, ISO 100; twinflash; handheld; photographed at 2x life size

by Jenni Horsnell, New South Wales