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By dimalexa
All these scenes usually happen in spring, the same for this, I captured this photo 6 months earlier. I'm not experienced with insects, probably it's not neither a bee nor a wasp, but for me the most interest is its color and form. I photographed it on the leaves of a damson tree, in my garden.
Greece, Athens, Chalandri - 31/03/2018

[File: EOS 700D_3412_C1]

Tags: Spring Close-up and macro Damson tree

Voters: Badgerfred, Kabrielle, SauliusR and 19 more


2 Oct 2018 8:25PM
Excellent capture Dimitris, think it's a hoverfly,

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Superb image
2 Oct 2018 9:20PM
a nice one although i think 250mm is too long for an insect shot and why ISO 1600?
sorry, if i sound like a fault-finder
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Oct 2018 9:41PM
I think it is a wasp-- if so, I would use a long lens and stay as far away as you can!
dimalexa 3 2 Greece
2 Oct 2018 10:40PM

Quote:a nice one although i think 250mm is too long for an insect shot and why ISO 1600?
sorry, if i sound like a fault-finder

I use 250mm lens because: a) had the best magnification than all the lenses that I had that time, b) I am on 1st floor balcony and is not possible to go closer to the tree.
ISO 1600 because I shoot with Aperture priority, I've selected f/11 for a good depth of field, and the shutter speed is already 1/50, that means for such a close distance (about 1,20 m) and this focal length, is not exactly the proper shutter speed. So, with one breath and the help of Image Stabilizer of the lens, the image is clear, and not blurred. If I had choose 800 ISO or less, I'm sure that the result would be unsuccessful.
Greetings, Dimitris
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
3 Oct 2018 12:39AM
This is Wasp season around here. While ours have bars on their back, yours have dots and this is the first time I have seen that. Lovely image. TG
debu 10 India
3 Oct 2018 2:13AM
Excellent image.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2018 9:42AM
Interesting to see the different species of wasps.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2018 10:43AM
Think it's more likely to be a wasp rather than a hover Dimitris.

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