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Nomada lathburiana

Nomada lathburiana
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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: 2012-04-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Minolta AF 100 Macro & Kenko tube
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 6:37
Viewed: 3306
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my backyard:

It's not a wasp ! It's a 12 mm long female Cuckoo bee (Hymenoptera; Apidae; Nomada lathburiana Kirby 1802; Rothaarige Wespenbiene). The female rarely sits still, always on the prowl for a wild bee nesting site. It lays an egg into a freshly built Andrena bee tube, Cuckoo-fashion.

ID: Nomada species are difficult to tell apart and I might be wrong with N. lathburiana, since reddish hair occurs in other Nomada species as well.

To get the photography of this rare animal right I had to capture the bee with a net and let it fly again at the window, sorry for that.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-12 7:07]

Hi Dietrich.
I have read your note with interest. You have done all right. Amazing close-up with terrific BG, great details and lovely warm colors. Diagonal composition is also looked nicely. My warm regards and TFS.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-12 9:22]

Hello Dietrich
I've read your note and admire your work. Perfectly visible all the details of body.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Dietrich
Une superbe prise de vue, belle qualité de détails et bon rendu des couleurs.
Bon dimanche

Hello Dietrich,
great macro shot with good sharpness and wonderful details. I also like the fine use of flash and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2012-05-12 14:43]

Magnífica imagem com um trabalho de macro muito bom parabéns por esta bela foto.

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