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Wasp with A Headband

Wasp with A Headband
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-20 6:37
Viewed: 2977
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I chanced upon a very elegant and fairly large Wasp in the school garden. I had fitted my camera with my wide angle 18-200mm lens to shoot children playing on the ground. I was on my way back from there when I spotted this Wasp among a horde of Skippers, Hoverflies and other insects feeding on Coxcomb flowers in a large flower bed. Even my camera settings were not right for macro imaging, but then I just shot away rapidly and once or twice with fill flash. I was afraid the Wasp would fly away. This shot I am posting today was taken with fill flash.

I carried out intensive research just now to ID this Wasp but could not reach a conclusion.
As such, help from specialists is eagerly sought.

Thanks for looking.

Argus, paolo49, uleko, jhm, siggi, jeanpaul, caspian, Noisette, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-20 6:40]

Hi Ram,very strange wasp,never seen before,i can't help you about the name.The pic is very very good,and i like a lot the pink flowers too.Thanks for share,have a good night,LUCIANO

good pov nice shot
good details
beautiful pink with sharp yellow and brown
nice BG

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-20 6:53]

A fine opportunity well taken Ram!
It's a good thing you had your camera handy to capture this amazing wasp.
The salient features are well taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and colours in a pleasing composition on the colourful flowers.
This wasp deserves a name but I sorry that I cannot supply it!
Kind regards,

very nice composition with good details and beautiful colours
great sharpness to
greeting lou

Ciao Ram, my today neighbour, great macro of beautiful wasp on a lovely flower, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
great capture for this wasp. Beautiful and original the POV. A nice picture. Regards, Paolo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-20 9:40]

Hello Ram,
There seems to be an endless number of similar slim-waisted Wasps and I find them most interesting. This one is a real beauty with incredible markings and colours. Your capture is very sharp and the colours beautiful. Pretty flowers too and a fine compositiion.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-20 10:00]

Hello Ram,

I am no great expert in these Wasp, perhaps come other members with the perfect name.
You picture is very well taken.
A very well picture, excellent detailed.
I like the pose of the wasp, also the sharpness and clarity be superb.
Soft colors, fine picture for look at. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-20 10:31]

Hello Ram,
There are a lot more strange animals near your school, than my school. What a special one is this. Beautiful photo of this wasp in fascinating colours and great sharpness and details. Good DOF and diagonal composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-20 12:00]

Hello Ram,
Very nice macro shot here. Your exposure on this looks perfect. The colors are well saturated and very beutiful. Detail is very sharp, and your control on the DOF is excellent. Nice OOF backround.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ram. Great POV and very good DOF. Beautiful natural coloours and light.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-20 16:53]

Hello Ram,
such a lovely combination. The red gimger type of flowers with this unique and strange insect render a wonderful view. The yellow and brown bands are well shown here.
Very well featured and effective depth to give a lively moment.


Bonsoir Ram

Très belle macro de cette guêpe
L'angle de prise de vue est judicieux et les details sont saisissants
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Hello Ram
Great macro photo.
Nice and sharp with really nice colours, well done

Hi Ram,

Structure with thin waist of a wasp looks very interesting.
Pattern, color and body shape is beautiful.
Point of view shots and was technically very good.
Thank you for sharing.

Best Regards

Hello Ram
great capture of this wasp with beautiful colors, nice dorsal view, and also superb environment especially the pink flowers, great focus on the head of the insect
Have a good night

Hi again, Sir!
A very beautiful shot this weird wasp, if I may!
Very well done!

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