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4th February 2013, 06:23 PM
Last edited by rudi; 4th February 2013 at 07:02 PM.
4th February 2013, 06:52 PM
One of the solitary Digger Wasps; an interesting family. Virtually impossible to get a firm identification without seeing the wing veins though.
A good clear well composed photo.
4th February 2013, 10:04 PM
... and I know how difficult it is to get one this good.
4th February 2013, 11:16 PM
Rudy, very nice image! As Dave mentioned, not easy to get one like this. Would you mind telling us the lens that were used on your 50D for this shot?
5th February 2013, 12:10 AM
Nice capture, great detail and color.
5th February 2013, 01:43 AM
Excellent job there. Great shot.
Otavio - I suspect it is the Canon 100/2.8?
5th February 2013, 07:31 AM
Thank you all for the nice comments.
Wasps, and other critters....., are not the most cooperative models. Neverthelesss I ended up with a card full off images, and as usual nearly all for the dustbin . Luckily I got some keepers .
Photo taken with 50D and the 100mm macro f2.8 lens. At f11, 1/250sec, iso 250, no flash used.
I took a lot with the macro twin lite flash, but most off them had hotspots and the colors were not that rich.
5th February 2013, 07:57 AM
Thanks for confirming the lens used (Bobo was right) and, again, great job!
5th February 2013, 12:51 PM
Very nice detail and colour! A keeper for sure!
5th February 2013, 08:19 PM
Thanks Frank. I thought it was a keeper, but now I am sure !!
Originally Posted by FrankMi
6th February 2013, 05:16 AM
A rather nice image. I was wondering how you took it without upsetting him.
We noticed a nest being prepared near our front door the other day and left it alone. After returning from a drive one of the monsters attacked me and stung me on the ear.
I did not feel well disposed towards it, however we have left the nest alone and dash in and out of the front door. I ventured out with a 300mm lens to photograph the nest but did not feel confident enough to get closer than 2.5m. I will post the result but it is not a lovely image like yours.
6th February 2013, 12:13 PM