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Dressed in leather

Dressed in leather
Photo Information
Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300XR, Digital ISO 200, Skylight
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-09 16:06
Viewed: 5127
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Delta emarginatum, which has a large long wasted dark brown to black body of between 24 to 35 mm. It has red markings on the head, thorax and waist. The antennae are dark red with dark tips, the legs are black with a reddish base. The wings are dark.

The females build a series of contiguous one-celled mud nests, attached to plants, rocks and buildings. Water for making mud is collect from pools such as the one in this image,

This Wasp is widespread in different vegetation types, commonly seen visiting water and bare patches of ground where it quarries soil.

The camera settings:

Focal Length: 300mm
F Stop: F/11
Shutter Speed:1/125
ISO: 200
Tripod: No
Flash: Diffused Off Camera
Cable release: No

Due to a lot of pressure at the office, my time to research the specimens I am posting, as well is the time to comment on all the beautiful images, is severely limited, so I will only post the basics and comment when I can until the projects have been completed. We are doing a complete IT infrastructure upgrade in preparation for SAP and this will be completed at the end of December. Please bear with my notes and comments until then.

RAP, Luc, marhowie, mrvdm1, willie, ellis49, LordPotty, gerhardt, carper has marked this note useful
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Very good, good sharp.
But where is her whip (zweep in dutch)

Japie, first of all, hope all works out perfect. This is a fantastic photo, I have been impressed with it and looking few minutes. This creature and the enviroment are just from a different world. Congratulations and the second one for my favourites.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-09 16:17]
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Wow... extraña avispa Japie.
Muy buen POV que permite apreciar con gran detalle la cabeza del insecto.
Agradable colorido con adecuado DOF y encuadre.
Suerte con tu trabajo... espero no debas ausentarte de TN por ello.

Wow... strange wasp Japie.
Very good POV that allows to appreciate with great detail the head of the insect.
Pleasant colorful with suitable DOF and frame.
Luck with your work... I hope you do not have go away of TN for that reason.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-09 17:30]

Looks nightmarish, I've not seen this one before. It's a weird looking wasp. Well done Japie. Hurry back!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-09 20:42]

Great DOF on this Delta emarginatum, Japie... and... all is great in this picture. TFS.

Very nice macro Japie! Great detail..the pond water not only adds a great effect but interest also as explained in your note. Great post!

You are very brave!! Ek is skyt bang vir hierdie goed. Excellent shot, with amazing detail. Theses wasps are more temperamental than hippos, and they have a nasty sting, or I should actually say stings as they do not stop after 8 to 10 stings. Well done!!

This nis excellent Japie. Good colours and detail. Your usual brilliance. Very good job.

Trés belle image , contraste couleur et détail de l'insecte, bon travail

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-10 2:37]

A very good and quite scary looking capture!
Excellent detail and colours with great DoF.
Great stuff,well done.

Very good Japie.
Never seen this before.
Colours, sharpness and composition are very good.
Very well done.

Very good close-up nice details.
Great shot

Great Japie!If what Riaan says is true,I hope I never meet one.

Is this reincarnation of ,,Hell`s Angels,, ?
Quite shocking appeareance, love the look on this lad !

cet insecte semble vraiment tiré de la science fiction ! il a des couleurs demoniaque ( rouge et noir ) ces yeux sont d'un noir intense, son abdomen ressemble a un bloc de plomb et ses ailes sont vraiment belles.
tres belles photo en tous point.

Excellent shot Japie. I like the water rippling away from it. Sharp details. Really nice one.

Wauw Japie,
Nice to see you back, I must say I have seen your archive and I have to say you made a lot of progression in photographie. I choose for this masterpiece of macro, because I love macro so as you know. This one is with a good dof, a great sharpnes form the insect, and it has good colours too, very well done Japie

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