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Fig wasp

Fig wasp
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-02 2:44
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Fig wasp

Identification: Very small(body length 1-4mm). Females usually with flattened forward-pointing oblong head with longitudinal groove on top, mandibles with characteristic appendage, and well developed antennae.

Biology: All development occurs within figs, pollinated by females. The flightless male never leaves its fig.

Habitat: Wherever wild figs (Ficus) occur.

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Once we used to have fig trees and I know that wasp rather well George, not easy to see, let alone photograph with this amount of structural and colouration details. Excellent close up my friend, TFS it indeed!

Hello George,
a fine macro picture of a new species for me.
F16 was not enough to get the entire wasp in focus, I suppose you where pretty close. Very good sharpness with fine details.
Beautiful colours, I really like the blue eyes.
Good work as usual.
Well done, mf.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-02 3:41]

Hi George
Amazing capture this little Fig wasp.
Details are perfect for this dimension! Eyes are wonderful.
I like the perfect light!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-02 4:51]

Hello George,
fantastic macro-shot, colors are splendid, great focus and ideal deeph of field,
excellent composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-02 7:17]

Fine closeup of beautiful wasp, colorful. Some how you missed the abdomen here. good lighting. tfs.

This eye is soooo amazing, George,
wow, this shot is again so special with these colours. Only a small part in excellent sharpness (I wonder at f16) - the parts around blurred, that's pretty, nothing is disturbing from this beauty.
Thanks, that's an interesting wasp I've never seen before.
Bye bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-02 8:50]

Hello George,
Amazing macro in superb sharpness. A pity that the legs and frontal antennae aren't totally sharp, but the focus on the head is fantastic. Great POV, bright colours, DOF and OOF BG.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-02 10:15]

Hello George
Excellent macro portrait and presentation
Thanks for sharing

Hello George friend,
Certainly, you do not stop to amaze us with their ability to handle flash in macro photos. Excellent work, full of detail and an almost unthinkable POV! ... Best of the photo: The fantastic eye! from which seems to arise around the photo!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

Ciao George, superb macro of lovely wasp with fantastic colors, good focus, great DOF, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hi Geaorge,

another good macro with enough dof and razor sharpness.
Fine colours and great details.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-02 14:09]

Hello George,
What a great macro shot with great focus and excellent DOF.Wonderful colors...
TFS and regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-03 2:38]

Hello George,
Beautiful eyes your wasp! Not an easy point of view, but focus is where it has to be. And excellent shot looking at the size of this wasp. We probably wouldn't see the beautiful grey-blue eyes in natura.

Spot-on focusing. Nice DoF. Sharp with great details.


George, this is a great macro of this wasp. Very sharp. Nice job. Bill

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