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Fruits of Straits Rhododendron & A Wasp

Fruits of Straits Rhododendron & A Wasp
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 5:04
Viewed: 2787
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Straits Rhododenron
A few insects like to visit the common rhododenron in this equatorial climate. The plants thrives near the
padi fields too.
This wasp is quite common in the tropics.

Rhododendron fruit is a berry-like capsule with numerous seeds coated with red, sweet astringent pulp. Seeds dimorphic – with and without embryo. Fertile seeds folded or spiral, triangular to D-shaped in outline, 0.45-0.8 mm long, 0.35-0.5(0.6) mm wide, 0.17-0.3 mm thick, with sides sloping to central depression created by curve of seed and one face more or less truncate and round to elliptic. Testa light yellow or pale to dark cream-colored, with truncate face black or same color as testa. Surface glistening, dense with minute papillae. Hilar area on truncate face. Embryo linear-curved. Seeds without embryo similar to fertile seeds but smaller, 0.3-0.5 mm long, 0.2-0.3 mm wide, 0.2 mm thick, appearing collapsed, dented, or wrinkled, testa completely black or reddish-black.

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Ciao Foozi. My neighbour today. Excellent details and amazing POV here. Great light to exalt beautiful coloe. Very interesting saturation.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-28 5:19]

Wonderful capture, great details, lovely colors.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-28 5:28]

hello Foozi,
Very well taken this wasp-like insect on the Rhododendron. It seems to have some kind of light on its abdomen! I like the special composition and the amazing background. An original posting!
Kind regards

salam akhi Foozi,
what a beautiful wasp with colorful appearance. you greatly capture it on Rhododendron bush. sharp details, POV/DOF, colors and composition very nice. thanks for sharing it with good informative notes. best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-28 7:05]

A superb macro of this attractive wasp Foozi!
The Straights Rhododendron certainly seems attractive to insects and has allowed you to take this wasp from a great POV to show most of its features with excellent sharpness and colours.
Thanks and my best regards to you,

Hello Foozi !
This is such a gorgeous wasp ! I love its colors, black and yellow and red. You have captured it in a great pose, allowing us to admire the colors in their full beauty. The details are excellent, and I also like the composition and the POV, but the colors are too saturated for my taste (specially the green) - but that of course is just my humble opinion. Very well done !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-28 7:34]

Hello Foozi,
It's a beautiful macro of the wasp. Sharp details and vivid colours. Good POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

hello Foozi
wonderful presentation full luminous colours,very good composition!
TFS thanksfor sharing

An absolutely stunning shot, Foozi...
Very well framed and beautiful use of light!

Hello Foozi,

what an interesting insect, I have never been seen this one.
Good pov, details and dof.

Fine warm colours.


Hello Foozi,
Excellent capture of this insect, excellent sharpnees and very Very fine details. Superb la compo with a Rhododendron. TFS. & Best regards.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-28 16:37]

Slav Foozî,
This is very good close up with excellent details,colors and composition.TFS.

Hello Foozi
a very beautiful colourful picture of this wasp artistically taken, very good sharpness and special light, very well composed.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-29 8:15]

Hi Foozi,very strange and nice composition,impressive the brilliants colors and the sharpness too,very excellent work,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Foozi, perfect close-up of this colourful wasp.
TFS and regards,

Hello Foozi
you made a beautiful shot of this wasp, i like the black and yellow body, the colors of the picture is superb too, great composition and wonderful details
Have a good night

Ciao Foozi, beautiful colorful composition with lovely wasp, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,

You frozed the movement of the wasp in the air. The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the insect and of the flower. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Well done, have a nice day.


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