Hoverfly on Lily

Captured at Kew
Hoverfly on Lily by Anthony Berry

Image details - Hoverfly on Lily

Photographer: Anthony Berry
Competition: Competition-14
Category: Captured at Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England, United Kingdom


I photographed this hoverfly on the anther of a lily flower on a summer’s morning by the Palm House. Kew opens early for members during the summer and I took advantage of a beautiful, cloudless July morning to visit. Despite the harsh sunlight (which can often make colours look washed out), there was a shaded area on the north side of the Palm House where the colours of the lilies were radiant and were complemented by the hoverflies.


Highly Commended - Captured at Kew