Macro | The mating Wasp


hishammarmin

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 05:09
This couple of wasps was in the middle of mating process when I meet them. Male at the top..hehe! Shoot in swamp area and if not mating, these wasps quite difficult to shoot (always moving around).

Taken by handheld.
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[IMGP3112-pp] The mating wasp by hishammarmin, on Flickr

EXIF:

Exposure 0.006 sec (1/180)
Aperture f/16.0
Focal Length 100 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias -1 EV
Flash On, Fired


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08tiger

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 07:32
Well captured, not a wasp we see here in the tropics of OZ, they look quite fly like.
C&C welcome.
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Algernon

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 08:06
Great capture and I'm sure we don't have them in the North of
England either They are very interesting looking wasps.
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hishammarmin

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 08:39
08tiger wrote:
Well captured, not a wasp we see here in the tropics of OZ, they look quite fly like.

Algernon wrote:
Great capture and I'm sure we don't have them in the North of
England either They are very interesting looking wasps.

Thanks for your comments my friend. Seems it is like a fly, I did searched through Google and bugs database. Finally, I found that it is not a wasp, but it is a Stilt-Legged Fly (Taeniaptera trivittata). I'm sorry for the nomenclature mistake...arghhhh!
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Last Edited by hishammarmin on 04/04/2012 - 08:40

GDN

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 08:53
Excellent. Love the water droplet on her head...
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redbusa99

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 09:44
GDN wrote:
Excellent. Love the water droplet on her head...

that,s not water it,s sweat, great shot
odd lens or 2

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Last Edited by redbusa99 on 04/04/2012 - 09:45

hishammarmin

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 10:37
redbusa99 wrote:
GDN wrote:
Excellent. Love the water droplet on her head...

that,s not water it,s sweat, great shot

Hahaha...I think the droplet was from the male...may be saliva because there was no any droplet at the beginning. Suddenly the male excreted it in the middle of it....hehehehe
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JAK

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 11:03
Fabulous shot, well done.

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Frogfish

Link Posted 04/04/2012 - 12:17
Great shot ! Looks like he's making her cry, with pain or pleasure we'll just never know
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sandinista

Link Posted 06/04/2012 - 12:07
Hats off to you for this shot, great stuff
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davidstorm

Link Posted 06/04/2012 - 13:23
Brilliant macro.

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womble

Link Posted 06/04/2012 - 13:54
Beautifully sharp and well lit. Excellent stuff. K.
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dfryman

Link Posted 06/04/2012 - 15:03
Great pics

hishammarmin

Link Posted 07/04/2012 - 04:25
JAK wrote:
Fabulous shot, well done.

John

Frogfish wrote:
Great shot ! Looks like he's making her cry, with pain or pleasure we'll just never know

sandinista wrote:
Hats off to you for this shot, great stuff

davidstorm wrote:
Brilliant macro.

Regards
David

womble wrote:
Beautifully sharp and well lit. Excellent stuff. K.

dfryman wrote:
Great pics

Thanks for all C&C
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RMC75

Link Posted 07/04/2012 - 12:25
Great moment!
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