Wasps on a flower
Superb picture, very interesting crowd of insects. Flying insect is some kind of wasp, upper part of body is real abdomen, lower - just legs :-) This is wasp which lays eggs in body of paralyzed insect and then larvae will eat after hatching. Look at 'sting' at end of abdomen [it is not sting but I don't know English name :-)]. Great capture my friend.
look there and try to ID :-)
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-07-02 0:25]
Very busy flower:)I think left one is paper wasp but no idea about the right flying one.It' s lovely capture with great DOF,lighting and composition.
Thanks for posting.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-07-02 0:33]
A nice capture of this this flower with full of wasps. I think the wasp in flight is an Ichneumon Wasp and the wasp on the flower base is a common European paper wasp. Good composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- yasin (129)
- [2008-07-02 1:19]
Excellent POV, beautiful composition, Valerie. The lights are wonderful and so smooth. Good exposure and lovely colours, too. Pardon me about the ID, but I like this very rare gathering...:))
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-07-02 1:58]
C'est une superbe photo plein de vie, 4 insectes différents sur une seule photo ! Le petit insecte qui vole est un ichneumonidae femelle (ovipositor), il est en général très difficile d'identifier ces petites guêpes parasitoides. Excellente netteté. Superbes couleurs.
- zulfu (43)
- [2008-07-02 5:38]
Hello Valerie, superb close-up and composition. Great shot indeed. TFS. Regards,
- bahadir (723)
- [2008-07-02 6:00]
Splendid and alpha quality capture of these insects. Great composition. TFS. G's.
Wow! What a splendid shot and marvellous capture!!
It's so beautiful this pic!
Excellent sharpness, POV, DOF and composition.
Have you understand I like it so much?
- pablominto (14563)
- [2008-07-03 1:04]
A super macro!
Impressive details in the insect or should I rather say insects, as you have a fine collection here...
The wasps around my place don't like to be photographed and I don't like to photograph them as they are way too aggressive!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-07-05 7:30]
Wonderful shot of these flies with very impressive sharpness, colours and details. Seems like a very busy flower with extra-sweet nectar. Superb handling of lighting and exposure levels and I like your POV to portray them. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-07-07 13:12]
A lovely capture of this variety of wasps.
The colours are excellent.
Very good in flight capture.
The low pov is very good.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2008-07-08 18:43]
Superbe de netteté, avec une belle composition sur un sujet intéressant.
Félicitations et au revoir...JP.