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Dew drops on Thread-waisted Wasp

Dew drops on Thread-waisted Wasp
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 5:15
Viewed: 1403
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thread-waisted Wasp
Ammophila Sp.
Sphecidae family.
The Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) are a cosmopolitan family of wasps that include digger wasps, mud daubers, and other familiar types that all fall under the category of thread-waisted wasps.
Abdomen long and stalked (petiolate), giving the body a "thread-waisted" appearance; middle tibiae with two apical spurs; body may be all black (sometimes tinged with metallic blue or green), black and red, yellow and black, or white and black.
The Ammophila thread-waisted wasp is a long, black and red-orange wasp with a thin waist, or pedicel, connecting its abdomen and thorax, and long hind legs. Its body design resembles a Sikorsky Skycrane helicopter, an adaptation having a practical purpose-- this solitary wasp is a caterpillar hunter, designed to carry loads of caterpillars to feed its offspring.

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Ciao Samiran, great macro of lovely wasp with fantastic drops, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-13 6:36]

Good find and well captured, Samiran, the dew drops are special and the lighting too...here its cloudy and windy..no dew formation for which am waiting..tfs.

Ciao Samiran
照的清晰 很漂亮的蜂
特別的好看 也很新奇
光線柔和 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Samiranda,
An outstanding capture with great details,clarity and beautiful light.
Lovely composition.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-13 7:35]

Hello Samiran,
good capture species ammophila,good photo,regards..

hallo Samiran
super good sharpness macro
whit great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-13 8:30]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent macro in great sharpness and details. Gorgeous dew drops. Splendid light and colours. Fine choice of composition.

amazing sharp closeup, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-13 12:43]

Hi Samiran,truly beautiful this wasp macro,i like a lot the small drops of the morning dew taken so well,a very professional work with the best details and colors...as usual...ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiranda, Wow! this is fantastic. Very fine macro picture. A rare scene that we are not normally seen. TFS, JC

Hi Samiran!
Superb macro of this wasp. Tiny dew drops are very well captured. Excellent sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Samiran Da,
Beautiful Wasp.Nice looking BG.Like water droplets on its body.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

What an excellent macro, excellent light and composition. The dew drops constrst well with the dark body. The small aperture mean all the details are sharp. You compensated with a long exposure for which you had to use a tripod. This means a lot of thinking and experience. Something I'll hopefully learn too!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-15 11:43]

Hello Samiran,
What an interesting shot! Wasps are always special subjects and if you add the dew-pearls it is even more special. Amazing pose of the insect too. Nice blurred background giving a good contrast.Thanks!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-12-16 5:23]

Hello Samiran
what a sharp capture of this wasp. The dews are really breathtaking.
Excellent composition and what a lively presentation.


Great macro Samiran! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful soft lighting and impressive sharpness!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-16 18:14]

Hola Samiran, hermosa foto con excelente composición y buenos detalles del insecto, me gusta la luz, color y el plus del agua que es muy bello...saludos.

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