- batu (16383)
- [2007-05-11 6:11]
a very nice picture with excellent focus on the head of the insect, showing excellently all 5 eyes. Also antennae and structures of the legs are seen clearly. Nice colours and light.
Best wishes, Peter
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-05-11 6:23]
detalles y nitidez...
Fine capture of a species of wasp new to me. Excellent use of the limited DOF, focusing sharply on the head to reveal superb head detail, especially of the eyes. Nicely composed on its BG leaf and optimal use of flash.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
BTW, in order to predate on bees means that this must be 2.5- 3 cm long?
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-05-11 6:34]
un bel insecte,ses couleurs sont vives,la tête est parfaitement nette,de bons details etune note tres devellopée.
il n'y a que le flash qui est un peu trop present sur les ailes.
- carper (8439)
- [2007-05-11 7:18]
I never seen this insect before, youdid do a good capture here, good macro shot, good quality shot, well done.
- Dan (18)
- [2007-05-11 7:20]
Hi Ram, so you are a wonderfuls macro specialist! An other interesting insect with beautiful colors and excellent details.
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-05-11 8:56]
selam ivan; excellent macro shot of this bee wolf,good details presented , nice BG and POV, well captured with nice colours TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-05-11 9:12]
Excellent close-up shot of this species, new to me. Such gorgeous eyes and sharp focus and the green leaf BG makes it wonderful. Your informative note has made us learn about this peculiar species too. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-05-11 10:39]
I am learning so much from you - about photography and insects! I always thought a wasp was a wasp. You must have been right on top of it to get those fine details. The head is amazing.
- OzBY (1355)
- [2007-05-11 10:49]
Greate picture of this wasp.
Great color, lighting and background.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-05-11 12:55]
Good morning Ram, wonderful capture of this lovely Bee Wolf excellent macro work, very intersting insect, I don't think I have seem one of this,the collors, composition, and the sharpness are great..well done..
- garyfudge (1098)
- [2007-05-11 12:59]
wonderful capture, with such intricate detail. The flash works well, really high-lighting his head.
We don't get those in the Highlands yet!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-05-11 13:30]
I just realize you're changed the camera, congratulations!!!
Figuring out if you already have done with the manual of the camera...lot of new controls and things to learn.
Wish you a smooth transition to DSLR and a very productive one!
This is an excellent macro!
You got a really close approach, to bring us all these clear details on the insect.
The textures on the head and on the leaves are amazing.
Perhaps there are a lot of light reflections, due to the strong fill flash.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-05-11 13:42]
An informative note and great shot. I was unaware of this species and you have shown it vey well. Good focus and colour.
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-05-11 13:45]
Wonderful shot of this Bee Wolf,
Perfect composition and focusing,
Fantastic colors and BG,Intersting spiece and note,Superb shot.
- magal (1251)
- [2007-05-11 15:59]
I see you are using a DSLR now! It seems I have missed too much by my long absence from TN.
Strange looking bee you present here, very nicely composed and well exposed. Maybe a tad more attention to DOF would help [immo]. Top notch note is beyond comments.
Anyway, it's just great to be back and simply communicate through nature with photography acting as the medium.
TFS and best regards
- henrique (483)
- [2007-05-11 20:57]
Grande foto, belissima macro !
Bom relatório sobre o inseto Parabéns !
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-05-12 5:06]
merveilleuse macro, couleurs superbes bon bg, tout est parfait , merci; amitiès
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-05-12 16:34]
Hi again Ram, wonderful macro of a splendid Philanthus triangulum, great colors, excellent details, very well done, ciao Silvio
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-05-12 18:48]
A species and family unknown to me. It´s impressive the focus and sharpness in the head but I think out of focus in wings and abdomen. Useful note.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-05-14 7:54]
Sorry being so late,I was in my beloved mountains.
What an impressive wasp you show us here. And how cruel they behave. Your shot is excellent showing many details and sharply the two big and the three small eyes.Thank's also for the instructive note.
very interesting Hymenoptera species - a female of Philanthus triangulum. Interesting is that in Philanthus triangulum sexes are in different colours (which I learned from your photos dear Ram!), is especially on the abdomen. I have posted a male of this species some weeks ago. You can compare your photo with my presentation here.
Please note that in my specimens the abdomen has black parts while in your individual it is only yellow. There are also differences in colours of thorax :)
Anyway, Philanthus triangulum belongs to Sphecidae family :>
By the way, this is really nice macro :)
PS. Because Ram is right, I changed original comment to this photo :) Thanks Ram for another lesson of entomology!!! :)