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Philanthus triangulum 2

Philanthus triangulum 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-14
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 7:14
Viewed: 2349
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Philanthus triangulum (Fabricius 1775). Female paralyzing a Bee
European Beewolf

Philanthus triangulum is a solitary digger wasp in the family Crabronidae. It is found in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Its larvae feed on honeybees which have been paralysed by the female wasp.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Very good detailed picture of this Bee.Nice action picture.Nice sharpness with beautiful light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Mr
照的清晰 很特別鏡頭 地一次見到這種情形 很驚人
光線亮麗 兩隻蜜蜂都很清楚 照的很細膩
有教育性的相片 真的很棒
構圖美麗 背景深遂

hallo Christodoulos
super good macroe shot with many details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos

Great macro of this insect, with fine POV, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Giasou Christodoule
Very interesting observation, good composition and detail, nice colours
regards yiannis

Ciao Christopdoulos, poor bee, great action maco, fine details, superb sharpness, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,

Hope you are well. Yes, it needs a lot of vigilance and an observant eye/ nature to spot such a drama of life and death in the real world of insects. Prey and predator is a part of nature.A fantastic image with perfect timing to get this beautiful shot of great significance. The focus is perfect too, good exposure, good angle and a top quality shot, what else do we need, thanks for sharing, take care.

warm regards/Abid

Hi Christodoulos,
nice photo of these insects. Perfect point of view. I like your presentation.
Have a nice evening,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-14 12:26]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fantastic presentation of this wasp in splendid colours and great sharpness. Taken from the best POV with a very good DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-14 14:30]

Hi Chris,a very interesting meeting with the bee preparing its dinner,a good capture but not the best talking about the details and sharpness,but i understand the dimensions and the difficult location...ehehe..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2014-01-14 23:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
an interesting and valuable presentation of that scene.
In spite of the strong light you could keep reflections at a minimum and
also achieve visibility of all body parts without over- or under-exposure.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Christodoulos,
Great details and clarity,nice shot of a prey and its predator.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-15 6:18]

Excellent image of nature predation..lovely colors and details...the bee got pollen basket..the action well captured. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos
Great macro of this moment, great focus, sharpness, details,and timing. Wasps help us to control others insects.
Have a nice day.

Ciao Christodoulos. Good management of light and beautiful colours.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-17 11:40]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic macro shot of this the drama,amazing colors
and excellent details with perfect blurred background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-18 6:47]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
What a scene, very cruel for the busy bee! That's nature too..
Most interesting shot for which I thank you
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