Mayflies Mating

A female Mayfly clinging to a Buttercup while a males attempts to mate. Such is the ephemeral life cycle of the adult Maylfy (they live as little as a day in winged form) that the males usually die, spent, soon after mating and the females a little later after spawning. Taken along the River Thames in Oxfordshire. There was a big hatch on the Thames on this particular day and it was magical watching them all shimmering in the adjacent fields and even settling on me while I took photos.

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Image Info

Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Date Created:May 11, 2008
Shutter Speed:1/250 sec
Aperture:f/10
Focal Length:150 mm

Location: Wittenham Clumps

County: Oxfordshire

Country: England

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