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Friday, February 25, 2011

Hairy Monster

No idea whatsoever what this little critter was, but it was interesting to photograph and chased after even though it was very into the flowers.

My first impression was of a fly, but with all the hair on its body, I doubted it as a fly! It looked like a hairy monster to me...

This was one of nature surprises in the summer! I'm not fond of bugs but when they provided a chance to observe, it was quite stimulating to ponder.

Linking this post to Camera Critters, Pink Saturday, and Today Flowers!

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  1. I have to know...what kind of camera do you have? Is it DSLR?
    Though I almost vomited when I seen the pictures (because that's literally what bugs do to me) The clarity is awesome!

  2. Well, I hope he never visits my garden! But, your photos are really neat:@)

  3. Oh how nice it looks like it is pollinating but it's not a bee hmm . Anyway those blendtec blenders are really nice but expensive so if you get a chance to win one go for it . They are top notch alongside Vitamix so I would take advantage of the free 3-day program just to win a blendtec lol . The program won't hurt either honest. They will send you emails about it when the time comes and you might get to enjoy green smoothies :) Good luck

  4. I'm interested in what camera you used too . My camera broke and I really want a good camera and your pictures look awesome .

  5. That is indeed an incredible shot.

    How I love your positive perspective on something that would ordinarily be seen as quite icky! Good job!

    Best wishes,

  6. What great photography of this mystery critter?!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  7. Ew! On it being a "hairy fly"! But Wow! on your awesome photos! I'd like to know too...what camera do you use?

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (With my full work week this past week, I am only now able to return blog visits! Thank you for stopping by and again for your kind comment.)

  8. I think any bug would look hairy and scary that up close and personal... great photos!

  9. Wow, fantastic shots. I am not fond of bugs either.

  10. Wow - that fly is huge! Great shot.

  11. Grand close up!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

  12. Great Macros, thanks for sharing:)

  13. He was very intent on that flower. Beautiful shots.

  14. Happy Pink Saturday Mumsy Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. You are definitely in the pink for photography. An awesome photograph.

    I still think it is a hairy fly, but I don't know. It definitely is a Hairy Little Monster. You were so brave to continue following. Usually I tuck tail and run the other way.

    Thank you for sharing sweetie. I love stopping in to say hi. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  15. This guy is really spiky too!He is very into his flower, just like a guy watching TV.

  16. I have to agree this is not a creature you want to see every day. You did an excellent job getting such great shots of it and so close up. You do very well in that area.

  17. You took some great pictures of that hairy guy!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  18. Your detail is fantastic! He doesn't look like a common housefly.

  19. Wow, that is some fly!!!
    Where are you located? I am tempted to send your photo to our local Natural History Museum which is well endowed with insect experts but continent and area would be helpful in identification.

    I too had not seen one like this before or is it just the wonderful macro lens magnifications that shows detail we would not dream of with the naked eye?

    One would never think of ants as being hairy creatures yet they are identified as well as classified by the number of hairs on various body parts.

  20. Aww...he's just looking for dinner..

    I think....shudder...

  21. As long as it stays on the other side of my monitor, we're good.

  22. amazing crisp pictures, so exciting to see the details.

  23. Dear Mumsy, thank you for your kind comments to my Post and for taking time to visit and be a supporter of my Blog.

    I really am enjoying this Journey in the Land Of Blog and all of the wonderful Friends I'm meeting here, it is a great community.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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