Is it a hoverfly, is it a sawfly, is it something else? I don’t know, but the flower is definitely a yellow iris.

Seen in Widdington today

I know – it’s a bit freaky – I took this photo with my 105mm macro lens on a tripod. When I first loaded this onto my computer (and bear in mind that I have it over 3 times the size you’ll see by clicking the image) I felt a bit odd. I’ve never been one for spending a lot of time staring at myself in a mirror (this will not come as much of a surprise to those that know me) but, as a (much) younger man, I was told that my eyes were the best thing about me. The ravages of time (and alcohol, despite having been dry for 10 months) are clearly catching up with me…

Once I’d got over the unsettling feeling of looking at my own eye I really got into it – the structures in the iris are quite amazing to look at – it made me go and look up exactly what the iris did You can too by clicking here, because, to be honest, I’m not much the wiser after reading this – probably just a bit thick I guess 😉