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new york taxi wasp - Helophilis Pendulus

By annettep38  
Many thanks for your kind votes and comments,your kind words and comments make my day! my sincere apologies for my poor input today..

... we got up early as I was to help a client in Poitiers, 100 miles from home. what can I say, half way there it was me who broke down with an overheating car, spent the next two hours to work out that it was the waterpump and that some $%& had put a wrong bolt in the thermostat housing so it sheared of. Got it all out for nothing!!! Had to be rescued by an employee and Chris has fix it tomorrow.
well during the looong wait and after my repair attempt in the rain I had to dry of and pass the time. A camera and a macro lens helpsSmileSmile
the little wasp was of of the many sight behind the abandoned building where I was waiting.

well Ade put me on the right track:
it's a Helophilis Pendulus

Tags: Hoverfly Insect Close-up and macro Rape Colza Helophilis Pendulus

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Sep 2011 12:07AM
What a shame about the break down, Annette, but at least your long wait allowed you to capture this fine shot.

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 12:16AM
wonderful detail annette brilliant colours and light love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
debu 6 India
8 Sep 2011 1:01AM
Very nice detailed image.
8 Sep 2011 1:14AM
Well detailed close up.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
8 Sep 2011 1:17AM
A great wasp picture, and a great title, I shall not like taxis now that I have thsi to think about!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
8 Sep 2011 3:28AM
Shame about the car Annette, hope you get it sorted.......It's a Hoverfly BTW, shots a little grainy for my tastes, but still an acceptable image well done to you.....

8 Sep 2011 5:45AM
Cracking detailed capture.
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 8:41AM
Mellow Yellow Donovan Wasp, late sixties vintage. Didn't he last well?
8 Sep 2011 10:34AM
What a horror day for you - but it must have got better after you got this shot - a real beauty, and the detail is just terrific..Jo
8 Sep 2011 10:50AM
Great detail
8 Sep 2011 11:36AM
Great detail , comp and colour in this one excellent.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Sep 2011 11:49AM
Ade, you are right the light was anything but good and I plead guilty for a 1000 ASA. was to tired last night to see the grain!
and thanks a lot for the hint, as I said I wasn't paying attention, didn't find it as it wasn't hovering I concluded it was no hoverfly. So I stand Corrected and put in the right name: Helophilis Pendulus
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 12:04PM
Good things come from bad, great shot that you wouldnt have had Annette.
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 12:57PM
Super capture, looks to be a good lens that.
Excellent shot with lovely detail
A stunning well detailed close-up.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
8 Sep 2011 5:02PM
A very nice improvement on the remainder of your day by the sounds of it! Good macro shot. Something very cute about busy little Hovers!

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2011 5:26PM
Great shot !.....lovely colours & notch !

Didn't know 'wasps' drove taxis ?....wonder how they reach the pedals ?....ah !, automatic box, should have known !!!!!.WinkGrin
LexEquine 10 19 United States
8 Sep 2011 6:54PM
'Superb DOF, color, tones, & details'~ Peter Wink
8 Sep 2011 8:41PM
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
9 Sep 2011 12:20AM
Lovely macro shot, Annette, wonderful colour and detail. Well spotted and very well capturedSmile
Take care.................................Pauline
9 Sep 2011 12:21AM
A cracking capture . Glad you got something good out of the experience.
Ayoob 5 Australia
9 Sep 2011 1:30AM
Great macro shot ,well timing and beautiful colours -presented.............GrinWink
Anna62 5 1 Australia
9 Sep 2011 11:20AM
sounds like a real traumatic experience Annette...but at least you got a terrific shot while waiting..very clear and sharp. Well taken Smile

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