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Thread-waisted Wasp

Thread-waisted Wasp
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Copyright: Reid Stone (go2stones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 389] (1279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-13 1:54
Viewed: 3424
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This little wasp was trimmed in gold, shiny enough to be gold leaf. I think this is Eremnophila aureontata. There weren't many examples on the internet like this, but I found some Here.

It is described as a digger wasp which captures and paralyzes prey. It buries them underground where it lays its eggs on them.

This one was really actively foraging.

Hope you enjoy.

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Hello Reid,
A nice shot of this dragonfly posed, the focus is a few soft but it's a good composition, well done

Hi Reid,
Excellent photo of the wasp. Great detail and color. Very well captured.


Hi Reid

I 5 point scale:

sharpness and DOF: 2

composition and POV: 3 (too much empty space I think that you coul try vertical cropping)

buckground: 5 (nice OOF homogenous and not disturbing)

contrast: 4

Best wishes

Hello Reid
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect deatils,lighting and sharpness,
Superb shot,Welldone.friend.

Good Luck

Hello Reid,
Great composition of the wasp!
good pov with total sharpness, natural colour and details
well composed and well seen

I keep going back to look at this. I think I may have seen one. Not sure. Will have to check my archives. It is in this regard as a bit more unusual than the norm which makes it a fine capture.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-13 8:31]

Hello Reid,
Very interesting wasp you've captured here. I love its pose and the composition is great. Fine natural colours and a beautiful soft background but it could be sharper.
TFS and regards, Ulla

bonjour reid
c'est malheureusement un peu flou,je pense que vous auriez pu monter en sensibilité et peut etre même utiliser le flash pour avoir une vitesse plus elevée et ainsi avoir moins de risque de bouger.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-13 12:40]

selam , nice shot and very good composition of this wasp .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

Hi Reid, lovely macro with good details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wouaw Reid, realy impressive super macro-shot, very good focus whith extraordinary details, colors and sharpnes are very good, lovely pose and lovely composition,
well done,

Hi Mr. Reid,
A beautiful but dangerous looking Wasp. A above all this is a solitary wasp. Likes to live alone. You have captured it very well with nice details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-14 2:43]

Reid, Lovely shot and what an amazing eye. The focus is pretty fine with lovely composition. ganesh

Hi friend,
A beautiful insect macro! General, colour and light composition are very attractive! Well focused and presented with excellent sharpness! Take care Ana:)

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