- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2009-03-16 11:27]
Wow, amazing moment Laurens,
I never saw a wasp killing a spider in nature, must be impressive to watch this spectacle, thanks for sharing it with us, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-03-16 11:27]
Hi Laurens. Once again a ood close up from you . This time of a pair of insects. The colourful wasp and the spider . You have taken both with fine detail and bright colours. well done TFS.
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-03-16 12:16]
Very interesting scene well captured. I'm not sure if wasp killed this spider, I think it is rather paralysed. This is common behaviour of these wasps - they sting spider, paralyse it then lay egg and bury alive. I was lucky enough to watch such show in my place. Look there for more details - http://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=173856
- Marx44 (3891)
- [2009-03-16 12:57]
Well captured with details and from challenging POVs
Thanks for sharing
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-03-16 13:09]
Ciao Laurens, fantastic action shoow with poor spider against terrific wasp with wonderful colors, beautiful macro with good details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-03-16 13:56]
Costa Rica is een ontzettend groen land. Vandaar waarschijnlijk dat heel veel dieren zo mooi gekleurd zijn. Anders vallen ze niet op. Zelfs de mieren.
Goede scherpe focus op de mier en prachtige kleuren.
En gefeliciteerd met je 150ste.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-03-16 14:00]
a great capture of a pair of insects with fine details and very beautiful natural colours, i like the sand as BG in this nice composition, well done.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-03-16 14:46]
Hello Laurens !
Congratulations for yout 150th post ! I must admit the spider looks really ugly (I'm afraid of spiders) but you have captured a great moment, and very interesting animal behavior. Excellent details, nice composition, and it must have been impressive to watch this. Very well done !
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-03-16 15:46]
Great documentary capture of this killer wasp. I had oportunity to observe some European species of such wasps, but this from Costa Rica is much more colourful. And I also think - this species can kill much bigger spiders (according to the size of this presented on the picture).
Very nice work!
Congratulations and best regards,
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-03-16 16:42]
Hi Lou. firstly congratulations on reaching your 150th postion on TN. A special and great scientific macro capture on a feeding biology of this spider-killer wasp. Superb action shot indeed.
TFS this fine image and cheers,
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-03-16 17:30]
What a great action scene !
I like your story and also the colorful wasp
very sharp picture and well composed
P.S. congratulation for your 150th picture
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-03-16 19:07]
The Spider looks bigger than the Wasp, Laurens. But then size is not always a winner. How Wasp killed the Spider would be an interesting knowledge for me.
The picture, as usual, is very sharp and colourful. The focus on the killer is really excellent.
Congratulations on reaching 150 quality pictures on TN!
Thanks for all your kind visits to my gallery. It is much appreciated. I think the wasp in your image might be what they call a Spider-hunting wasp. Therefore I think the wasp killed the spider or paralysed it as Ram suggested. Please look at this image Cloaked in Metallic Blue . This is one of my first postings done on Trek Nature and I think it could be similar to the wasp in your image. If not I am sure they must be related. I hope this little information will help a little. Your image just proof once again that the predator do not always have to be bigger than the prey. It depend on which is the deadliest.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-03-17 5:19]
Very good capture of this predatory wasp Lou.
Excellent exposure,colour & detail.
Cheers & TFS
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-03-17 15:14]
Laurens Beautiful shot with superb information. Hmm.. They are around the sea side doing what? Nice shot. Ganesh
- anel (40574)
- [2009-03-18 5:12]
Absolutely amazing picture, I already have seen scenes the other way around..very smart , your wasp!
Thanks and a nice day
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2009-03-18 6:00]
Impressive shot. The spider looks so much powerfull than the wasp. The wasp is a very fierce one.
Freezing the movement with more speed would have been beter. I guess you reached the limit of your camera and this was the best setting.
I love this pic.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2009-03-19 4:13]
congratulations on your 150th. I hope we will see you in next 150 too. especially I'd like to see more bat captures.
this is nice selection to celebrate and great action shot between wasp and spider. sharp details, timing, composition very nice. thanks for sharing, best wishes
- eliz (1537)
- [2009-03-31 6:08]
such a fantastic moment