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ID ...Help please

ID ...Help please
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Close-up 4x
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-05 14:28
Viewed: 3953
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Help with ID of this insect would be very welcome.My attempts at identifying it have all been unsuccessful. I did find a photograph of a similar specimen posted on TN but I was not convinced with that ID being a bald faced hornet. In fact, cross reference revealed the bald faced hornet to be quite different.
What I can say is that this species of 'hornet' is very active, rarely stopping on a flower for more than a few seconds. It was a good test for patience to manage a few good captures. I saw this species in late spring and early summer but it seemed to have already disappeared by late summer.
I apologise for the lack of exif data but this was all removed when I filtered the image with Neatimage [one of the reasons I dropped using the program]

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très bon travail, belles couleurs bon sujet
bravo merci du partage

Hi Mark,
Very nicely composed picture. Neat image, great DoF. Greatly capturing this hairy insect. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Mark,
This macro picture is very sharp and full of clear details. Nice composition with vibrant colors. Regards,

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-11-05 23:18]

Hello Mark,

I don't know the name of this insect but I know that you did a wondeful job here!!!This is a wondeful picture with very complimenting colors. The great bg enhances so well the picture too! The bee has a very unusual color! Great job and TFS,

(I also like very much your composition!)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-07 4:31]

Hello Mark,
Beautiful macro.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.POV,BG,framing,colors and composition are poerfect.

Hey Mark

Nice Picture. I will do a little research on this bee (yes its a bee not a wasp or hornet) and as soon as I find out it's name, i will post it here.


Ciao Mark, sorry for ID.
Bella foto, ottimi i dettagli del soggetto principale su un bellissimo fiore colorato.

bonjour mark
je ne connais pas cet insecte mais j'aime bien ce cliché pour la netteté et ses couleurs.
le BG est bien flou.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-14 8:30]

Hello Mark,
great shot, with nice details and very good sharpness. Very well composed the subjects stand out very nice from the BG.


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