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Isodontia mexicana -2

Isodontia mexicana -2
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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: 2017-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Sony Macro Twin flash
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-28 12:09
Viewed: 941
Points: 8
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From my backyard:
After seeing how other photographers present this Mexican Grass carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana (Saussure); Stahlblauer Grillenjäger, Sphecidae, Hymenoptera), I decided to give it another try and look for the wasp in the backyard again. To put a brake on this nervous critter I caught it and kept it in the fridge for a while, then released it on this flower . Better picture? You judge.

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To Hormon_Manyer: Well to the point, Lázlómeyerd 1 08-31 00:00
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Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful picture of this insect (I don't have knowledge). Details are great and well DOF. I like its BG too. But personally I would like to frame this insect vertically; giving bit space infront. I'll not keep total flower in the frame because my intension would be to show this insect detailed.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Dietrich,
Yes, better picture. :-) Quite a good one, compo's good, as well as sharpness, while the exposure's even spot on. I also like the spectacular tones and color contrast. Probably, if you give a little more space between the compositional elements (insect + flower) and the edge of the frame, the visual impact would even be stronger. Just a personal opinion, obviously, and a spectacular photo overall.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-28 18:32]
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Hello Dietrich,
Another wonderful shot of this Mexican Grass carrying wasp. The detail is much better on the wasp this time, but I like the diagonal pose of the wasp in the previous shot. Either way, you have done a great job of introducing this interesting insect to us. Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-29 11:00]

Hi Dietrich,great macro showing us this curious wasp,impressive sharpness and the best exposure too,to take the best yellow of this dandelion! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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