A Wasp known as a Mason-Bee -
Very colorfull flower and ascetic wasp. I can't see Sqare and Compassess so I'm not sure it is real mason :-) [this is word play only understable in Polish my friend :-) In Polish member of Freemasonry is called Mason].
Few days with rain, but I hope there will be sun again!
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-07-24 4:44]
Lovely capture.I liked POV,cross framing,colors,contrast and composition a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-07-24 4:58]
excellent composition, I like the colours and contrast between black insect and flower, interesting photo.
- robindb (1420)
- [2008-07-24 5:12]
Nicely composed and really standing out on the soft coulors of the background. Well seen.
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2008-07-24 5:17]
Hello Janice! Very original work. Very interesting macro. Good capture. Very good shot. Well done!
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-07-24 7:03]
This is actually a fly that mimics a wasp: you can tell by the antennae and the eyes and that it has only one pair of wings instead of two.
It's a fine macro froma an excellent POV and well composed on the rose.
I shall not be posting for a while but I shall often look in to give the odd critique.
Best wishes, Ivan
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-07-24 10:41]
belle image avec un jeu de couleurs très intéressant. La diagonale est judicieusement trouvée.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-07-24 12:10]
Excellent capture of this Fly that stands out very clearly against the petals of the rose.
A very nice composition. I've captured similar flies here but can't find the ID for them!
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- Nilson (4423)
- [2008-07-25 14:35]
Bela imagem com bons detalhes e cores, a nitidez esta muito boa e a composição tambem.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-07-26 2:50]
Very nice shot Janice!
- fiyo (15161)
- [2008-07-27 3:15]
Very good work ! impressive colors and composition ! Thanks for sharing
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-08-02 0:20]
Going by the shape of its eyes, I would perhaps consider this as a fly rather than a wasp, Janice.
Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert, so ignore my surmise if you get your ID right.
All the same, it is a very nice capture. I particularly like the layers of colours and contrasts on the petals on the flower.
- strahos (807)
- [2008-08-31 1:59]
Beautiful shot with great colour and composition. Very nice idea of shotting!
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2014-05-03 23:30]
Ivan is quite right.
This isn't a Mason Bee but a Black or American Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens, quite easily distinguished by thoe white bands on the back legs :)
You can find it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermetia_illucens