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Isodontia mexicana -2


Isodontia mexicana -2
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 64 N: 2152] (7114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 850, Sony Macro Twin flash
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-28 12:09
Viewed: 247
Points: 8
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From my backyard:
After seeing how other photographers present this Mexican Grass carrying Wasp (Isodontia mexicana (Saussure); Stahlblauer Grillenjäger, Sphecidae, Hymenoptera), I decided to give it another try and look for the wasp in the backyard again. To put a brake on this nervous critter I caught it and kept it in the fridge for a while, then released it on this flower . Better picture? You judge.

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To Hormon_Manyer: Well to the point, Lázlómeyerd 1 08-31 00:00
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Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful picture of this insect (I don't have knowledge). Details are great and well DOF. I like its BG too. But personally I would like to frame this insect vertically; giving bit space infront. I'll not keep total flower in the frame because my intension would be to show this insect detailed.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

Hi Dietrich,
Yes, better picture. :-) Quite a good one, compo's good, as well as sharpness, while the exposure's even spot on. I also like the spectacular tones and color contrast. Probably, if you give a little more space between the compositional elements (insect + flower) and the edge of the frame, the visual impact would even be stronger. Just a personal opinion, obviously, and a spectacular photo overall.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 278 N: 4873] (19685)
  • [2017-08-28 18:32]
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Hello Dietrich,
Another wonderful shot of this Mexican Grass carrying wasp. The detail is much better on the wasp this time, but I like the diagonal pose of the wasp in the previous shot. Either way, you have done a great job of introducing this interesting insect to us. Well done!!
Ron

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5806 W: 89 N: 14918] (62539)
  • [2017-08-29 11:00]

Hi Dietrich,great macro showing us this curious wasp,impressive sharpness and the best exposure too,to take the best yellow of this dandelion! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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