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IIchneumon Wasp

IIchneumon Wasp
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D+Battery Grip, Canon EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM, Kingston 16GB 266x, 67mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 1:30
Viewed: 2316
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the larger and more attractively marked ichneumonidae, approximately 15mm in length, excluding antennae. A parasitic wasp, it does not possess a sting, and is therefore harmless to humans. The strong yellow and black markings most likely make it a Batesian mimic; a form of protective mimicry in which an unprotected species closely resembles an unpalatable or harmful species and therefore is similarly avoided by predators.
Food: Very often found in summer on flowers feeding on pollen, especially umbellifers such as Hogweed.

Habitat and range: Found almost everywhere in lowland Britain on roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland rides and clearings, especially on any dense undergrowth such as bramble patches.

Image cropped about 65%

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-18 2:14]

HI William,great choice of point of view to see the profile of this beautiful wasp,i like the great details and beautiful colors,excellent light balance too for the best white of flowers.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao William, great capture of lovely wasp on beautiful white flowers, excellent shappness, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello William
super good macro with many details of this wasp
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-07-18 6:50]

Hello William,
It's very interesting species which have impressive colours and pattern its body. maybe flowers take too much place in FG.
regards, Pawel

Hello William,
nice PoV, great clarity, superb colour.
nice macro picture of this wasp.
best wishes,

Hello William,
As usual a top quality image with superb focus. A very nice wasp with amazing details and splendid natural colors. Very good WB and perfect POV. Incredible sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi William,
a lot of details. Excellent colours. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao William.
Complimenti splendida macro grande nitidezza ed notevoli dettagli ottimi coolori naturali e un’eccellente composizione proprio un bel lavoro.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-18 12:42]

Hello William,
This is an outstanding macro with great clarity, details, focus, sharpness, colors and composition. Well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bill, you`ve done a cracking macro shot on this tiny wasp,the composition across the diagonals works really wel

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