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Vespid Wasp on Mint

Vespid Wasp on Mint
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-13 22:39
Viewed: 1807
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hymenoptera; Family Vespidae Perhaps someone can help with a species identification?

There is a large mint patch in the corner or my yard and it is a wonderful attractent for many kinds of insects, especially hymenoptera and diptera. Hope you like this vespid. The forewings of all members of the family Vespidae are folded longitudinally.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-09-13 23:15]

this is really beautiful image representing 2 species one the plant and the other the insect. good work.

Hello Michael.

Thank you for this splendid sharing so softly coloured sharing.

Good point of view, showing us all the details of the head from the bee. And in the same time, giving us also the opportunity to perceive all details from the flowers and the relationship between insect and flowers. Very well done.

For the composition of the picture, in my opinion, it will have be more "dynamic" to to implement a square framing (see in the workshop).

Good sharpness and depth of field ; background properly blurred.

Thank you.

All the best.

See you later on TN


Dear Michael,
I have added your beautiful Macro to my theme "Animals feeding, part two".

I do like the strict control of the depth of field thus offering sharp details of the bloom as well as of the two animals. The natural colours are an added bonus.
I really enjoy viewing this peaceful scenery.

Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-14 5:42]

Hi Michael,
Fantastic close-up of this wasp. Nice colours and
excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Michael,
Indeed this is a good composition with fine details and lovely natural colours.

hallo Michae
good sharpness composition with nice details anf lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-15 18:26]

Awesome macro Mike!!
Both wasp and flower are shown exceptionally well. The F/16 aperture gave you some really good DOF, a wise choice. I like the vertical framing as it allows us to get a great look at the entire flower as well as the wasp. Well done!!

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