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Black Thin-Wasted Wasp


Black Thin-Wasted Wasp
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 8:03
Viewed: 1652
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hymenoptera: Family Sphecidae

Feeding on nector of domestic mint plant blossoms. The wasp has some water droplets on its surface from the sprinkler system that was operating just before this picture was taken.


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Michael your wasp is magnificent!! (you are neighbors with my daughter today!!) :) Had no idea that wasps feed on nectar!! Love the detail in those wings too. What beautiful big black eyes!! Interesting POV and hope you don't get stung!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-05 8:53]

HI Michael,one of your best macro,no doubts.Really beautiful this black wasp,the details and the exposure are the best,beautiful composition too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-05 10:28]

Hello Michael,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this wasp in beautiful contrasting natural colours. Taken from a great POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-05 17:49]

Awesome macro Mike!!
Everything looks great and I really like the vertical framing. Now this is what I expect to see from you, perfectly focused and clear as a bell. Much nicer then your fly image which seemed a little soft on focus and a bit noisy.
Ron

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