Apologies for yet another picture of this species...they are just rather photogenic!
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I nearly took more yesterday I watched about 7 together on a woodland bank next to the stream,thought there may be a nest,but not sure what type of nest they have,is it like a bumblebee nest as I have never seen that many together before.
Thats a really good picture.... i keep trying to get a good one of them but they seem to move just before i take one, or wont settle anywhere. and i havent ever seen more than two together that is really cool :)
They are (a) photogenic,and (b) difficult to catch in as good a pose as this.
For a lesson in frustration, try photographing one with a DSLR, trying to switch between focus modes to see which one will catch the hovering insect rather than the plant it's interested in. Pausing each time, of course, to relocate the insect which has switched flowers while you were switching modes...
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