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Tenthredo notha, probably

Tenthredo notha, probably
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H10, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 0:35
Viewed: 4335
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My dabbling with a compact camera:

A 12 mm long Common sawfly (Hymenoptera; Tenthredinidae; Tenthredo notha Klug, 1817; eine Blattwespe) was sitting still on Filipendula, and so the automatic focussing worked properly. I exploited the advantages of a compact camera like short exposure times (1/400 sec at ISO 100) and good DOF with f/4. The shot was taken hand held, the anti shake device helped. I attached a magnifying lens to the objective.

ID: The Leaf wasps are a species- rich group and there are some knotty cases for ID. I depended on the site of Wolfgang Rutkies (www.rutkies.de) for ID. Wolfgang even provides a detailed determination key for a difficult group. Thanks, Wolfgang. "Hymenoptera Information System" has an excellent site ( http://hymis.de). The wasp could also be T. arcuata or T. brevicornis for all I gathered.

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-07 0:52]

Very good details, colors and sharpness, it is a very good photo!

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-07 2:47]

Great details, lovely colored, good POV, good shot,my friend.

Hello Dietrich.
Excellent macro shot, sharp details, vivid colors, nice light and very interesting subject, well blured BG,
TFS and best regards,

Hi Dietrich
Good composition and very sharp picture.

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-09-07 12:08]

Hallo Dietrich,
super Makro. Sowohl das Insekt als auch die Blume sind sehr gut dargestellt. Wunderbare Farben mit super Kontrast.
Gruß aus Deutschland,

Hallo Dietrich,
ich bin echt beeindruckt von dieser Kompaktkamera. Vor allem die Tiefenschärfe bei f/4 ist ausgesprochen gut. Sowohl die Wespe als auch die Blume sind sehr gut getroffen. Die gute Schärfe lässt einige schöne Details erkennen und die Farben wirken natürlich.
Viele Grüsse,

Hallo Dietrich
what a great macro-shot compact camera you mentioned. Its is resuls not different from one of a SLR. you greatly captured sawfly feeding on flowers. sharp details, BG, POV/DOF, coloration great. thanks for sharing
best wishes and good morning

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-13 1:53]

Hello Dietrich,
Not long ago I captured the same, or a similar, Sawfly. My guess at ID was T. arcuata but I'm not sure. Anyway, you captured this one from a fine POV showing details and colours very nicely. A pretty flower too and I like the green background.
It certainly has a striking yellow colour that is very beautiful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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