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Copyright: Kirsten Tr (Kirsten) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 6 N: 216] (664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, 37mm-370mm, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-11-06 10:11
Viewed: 3562
Points: 22
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This is i think some kind of fly, i didn't find the species so i have no info about it, so if someone knows what it is, please tell me!
took this without tripod and without flash, it was rather sunny.
i cropped, sharpend,usm,resized.
hope you like it!

This slender parasitic wasp has a yellowish or orange coloured body with a distinctive ‘waist’ and a very short ovipositor . They are sometimes mistakenly called flies, but they are wasps, with two pairs of clear membranous wings and long antennae . There are 1200 species of ichneumon wasp in Britain alone and this is the largest family of insects known, with over 60,000 species worldwide .

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-06 11:03]
  • [3]

Hi Kirsten, this is a wasp...of the genus Ophion, it could be Ophion luteus but check. They belong to the Ichneumon family and they are parasitic, mostly of the larvae butterflies and moths.

If you can't find any info - I have some more.

I photographed one of these the other day too...It was a very dark day though and the photo wasn't any good.

Good capture Kirsten, well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-06 13:35]
  • [2]

What can I say. Excellent shot
Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-06 16:15]
  • [2]

Bonita captura Kirsten, aunque con el foco un poco soft.
Agradable composicion por su perspectiva y colorido.
Se aprecia alguna pérdida de calidad en la imagen... ten en cuenta la compresion del archivo al grabarlo para no degradarlo de más.

Pretty capture Kirsten, although with the focus is a little soft.
Pleasant composition by its perspective and colorful.
Some loss of quality in the image is appraised... you must consider the compression from the file when save it not to degrade it of more.
In any case, the presentation is good in general.

paul has the type spot on worth going though google inages and seeing if you can spot a simular one. good capture as they never seem to stop moving especially the antenae which seem to wip back and forward continuously.

Nice new species for us to look at Kirsten. Well done. There are some BG noise in the shot. I did a WS using NeatImage. Hope you don't mind.

Nice shot Kirsten.
Good colours and composition.
It's little soft and and have some noise.
Gerhard did a good WS to show the NI.
Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-07 1:45]
  • [2]

Very good work! I like the fact the the shape of the antennae are similar to the shapes on the wing.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-07 3:51]
  • [2]

A nice capture.
Very good composition and detail.
An unusual looking insect,I've not seen one of these before.
A good shot,well done.

Kirsten, Good shot overall! As stated a bit soft with some noise. Gerhard's workshop has cleaned it up nicely don't you think! Thanx for posting!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-07 9:47]
  • [2]

Nice wasp, Kirsten. Also, the plant it is on is very interesting. What is it/ it looks like some kind of catus or succulent.

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  • kooki (6)
  • [2005-02-11 10:54]

Macro tres bonne proportion avec les bourgeons, la tige, la feuille,,,, Tres bien vue.

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