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Odynerus murarius

Odynerus murarius
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-27 0:49
Viewed: 4194
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my backyard:

The 15 mm long Mason wasp (Hymenoptera; Vespidae; Eumeninae; Odynerus (=Symmorphus) murarius; Mauer- Lehmwespe) is my first contribution this year. The animal is a solitary wasp, raises its brood in tubes of organic origin on paralyzed insect larvae. Characteristically it closes and hides the brood chamber with the help of wood fibre pulp. The adult wasp feeds on nectar and insects. Its yellow marks tell the species apart. It is found in large parts of central Europe but never in great numbers. It seems to be a "First" on TN.
The picture shows how the wing is folded lengthwise, a typical trait of all Vespidae.

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Hello Dietrich,
great macro shot of this wasp with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the fine use of flash light and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-27 7:01]

Beautiful image of this colorful wasp..tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-27 7:11]

Hello Dietrich,
Great macro in fantastic sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. It stands in gorgeous light. Nice black background a fine diagonal composition.

Hallo Dietrich
Welcome back from the backyard after such a long time. This is a great image with sharp details and super focus. The mostly black and yellow of the wasp is beautifully seen against the green leaf as backdrop. I like the centralized composition and close point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

How are you doing, Dietrich? Good to see you posting again.
This is, as usual, a brilliant macro capture of a Mason Wasp from your versatile camera.
The image is exceptionally sharp with just the perfect colour tones.

hallo Dietrich
this is also very good
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-28 10:47]

Lieber Dieter,
Entdecke gerade ein neues Bild von Dir!!! Bin entzückt endlich nicht mehr allein zu sein. Ein Bild, wie Du sie meistens machst, ein kleines unbekanntes Wesen, das sich in deinem Garten zeigt. Gut abgelichtet und ein feines natürliches Bild.
Hab Dank,
Einen schönen Abend wünscht

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