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Stizus ruficornis

Stizus ruficornis
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-06-27 22:21
Viewed: 1326
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stizus ruficornis (J. Forster, 1771)
Hymenoptera: Crebronidae

Stizus ruficornis can reach a length of 16–24 millimetres Adults can be found in June and August. Females build a nest with several cells in the sandy soil. Then they lay eggs on the body of paralyzed grasshoppers.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-28 8:00]

Hello Nikos,
I am presently in Nicaragua visiting my oldest daughter, but still trying to find time to view and comment here on TN. I am using my iPhone so the photos are small, but this shot looks great. The wasp is shown in good detail and beautiful colors. Attractively marked and perfectly exposed. The flower it is perched on is unique looking with it's tiny white flowers forming from the tiny green cabbage like base.
I have been trying to photograph a wasp nest here with many wasp on it, but am not satisfied with the results so far. I hope I can eventually get a wonderful shot like yours.

Hello Nikos,
Very nice capture with perfect details and colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-28 15:27]

Hi Nikos,2 beautiful macro from above of this specie,the sharpness and the colors are the best as possible,interesting note and nice background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-29 3:44]

Hello Nikos,
Very nice macro in great sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colors. Attractive diagonal composition.

Hello Nikos,
Well captured this "Sand Wasp". Very well DOF with splendid use of flash. Details are well visible too.
Thanks for showing,

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