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Chalcid Wasp 2

By barrywebb  
I have finally got the kind of shot I've been wanting of one these amazing little Chalcid Wasps. Normally they never stop moving but this one was walking around quite slowly on an old bench at a local nature reserve. They are only about 4mm long and incredibly beautiful. I used a close-up lens on my macro lens plus flash and a diffuser to get in this close.
Many thanks to Karen, Andy, Kristina, Mike and Keith for awarding my Brassy Longhorn Moth. Big thanks to the team for the HC and to Pamela and Umberto for their awards on my Ruby Tiger Shot.

Tags: Wasp Insect Insect close up Close-up and macro Insect macro parasitic wasp Chalcid Wasp Ormyrus pomaceus

Voters: PentaxBro, PhotoHeritage, HobbitDave and 46 more

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1 Oct 2019 7:40PM
Really beautiful, love the iridescent colours!

Toobi_Won 9 77 8 England
1 Oct 2019 7:43PM
Once again, amazing colour and detail, Barry.
AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 7:48PM
Wow - Excellent macro work.
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 8:04PM
Superb shot, Barry - pin-sharp throughout.
1 Oct 2019 8:05PM
A beautiful macro image of this Chalcid Wasp.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.5k 179 England
1 Oct 2019 8:06PM
Wow! What amazing colours and details - brilliantly caught!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
1 Oct 2019 8:32PM
astonishing colors and shapes for this stunning wasp!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
1 Oct 2019 8:52PM
Superbly captured - wonderfully coloured body pattern on something so small.
chase Plus
15 1.9k 479 England
1 Oct 2019 9:07PM
Blindingly good, well done !!
pauljt Plus
19 10 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 10:00PM
Superb image, loke the detail
chavender Plus
10 469 1 France
1 Oct 2019 10:24PM
Agree with all the above, a superb image Barry!
mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
1 Oct 2019 11:34PM
Considering its size you have producing an amazing image with great details. Top drawer!
Steveo28 8 11 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 12:37AM
Can only add superb, image and cast
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 2:23AM
What a beauty !! Excellent image quality and content...
Isabel GrinGrin
hobbo Plus
9 1.7k 3 England
2 Oct 2019 4:16AM
An incredibly beautiful insect expertly photographed....hence my Award.

sawsengee Plus
14 6 36 Malaysia
2 Oct 2019 8:29AM
amazing colours & clarity Smile
viscostatic 14 47 9 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 11:27AM
A beautiful insect expertly photographed.

2 Oct 2019 3:07PM
Wow , that's amazing shot and wasp .
As usual, superb colour and detail. An excellent example of what macro photography can achieve, in the right hands!

clicknimagine Plus
10 723 101 India
2 Oct 2019 6:53PM
Great shot...
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2164 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 10:31PM
What wonderful colours.

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