Please Help Identify


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Very quick snap of a fast moving, wasp or hornet-shaped pollen gatherer in my garden this morning.
Blue-black wings with black and yellow body.
I live in Quebec, Canada and I don't believe I've ever seen one of these before.

Help please.
19/07/2013 - 15:24Mac
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length200mm
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 16:43
Hi Mac, I think it's what's known as a Potter Wasp.

I will Google it just to check though.
Regards John/Jumbo

Mac

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 16:57
Thanks, John - appreciate your help as always!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

Jumbo48

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 17:07
Hi Mac, have just checked on the ID and I think it looks more like a Four-toothed Mason Wasp.

Have a look on Google and tell me what you think.
Regards John/Jumbo

Mac

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 17:25
That's exactly what he is (white face), John.

Now I'll have to look for the black-faced female.

Fascinating insects.

Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction.

Be well, my friend!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 19:54
Best large a super macro capture
PPG

davidstorm

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 22:38
Nice shot Mac, the insects are an endless source of interesting material!

Regards
David
Flickr

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

autumnlight

Link Posted 19/07/2013 - 23:02
Great shot and a lovely plant it's landed on
Kind regards Maria

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Gray-photography/589310071158079?ref=hl

Mac

Link Posted 20/07/2013 - 12:26
GIULIO57 wrote:
Best large a super macro capture

Strangely, my macro lens was too far away to get to.

This is my 70-200mm F zoom, and some dancing around to get some sort of focus.

My photography is usually 95% luck-by-accident.


Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

Hayzeedays

Link Posted 29/07/2013 - 22:36
Wow, I have no idea what kind of insect or flower that is but, what a stunning image!

Mac

Link Posted 06/08/2013 - 22:25
Thank's everyone!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.
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