Sitting on my table in the sun this fly landed and started warming itself up on the ceramic surface. Out again with the camera and macro lens. At the other end of the garden I came across this bluebottle in the gravel. There my friendly neighbourhood Robin kept an interested eye on me from the fence.
bluebottle on takeoff
bluebottle on soil
in a little closer, the detail is glorious
this little chap kept a curious eye on me