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Nemoptera is a Palearctic genus of insects of the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. All species are diurnal with an exclusively floral diet, preferring to fly in open spaces in full sunshine while visiting flowers. They can be recognized by their very long hind wing prolongations.

Thanks to 'Hans te Dorsthorst' who correctly identified him for me, thanks Hans :-)

I was up early (5.30am on holiday !!!!) and wanted to get a sunrise shot or 2 (see my image fisherman too). the sunrise idea didnt work out so as i walked back to my hotel this little insect (think its a butterfly) fluttered by my cheek, it was so delicate and dainty and had an amazing fluttery flight. it landed close by and didnt mind me getting pretty close, shrunk the tri pod and lay down and got some nice shots this one being my fav.

So many times i set out to shoot something specifically and end up finding something else, such is life, such is photography...........

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