Saturday, August 1, 2009

Camera Critter #69

A couple of days ago, I was walking through a nature area in town. When I am in places like that, I have my camera at the ready.

As I past a sage plant, I noticed some movement on the plant. Checking closer, I saw a wasp fly up from below and land in a good spot for a photo. As I raised my camera, I wondered how much trouble the wind would be for my aging camera.

As it turned out, I was able to get a decent shot.


It took me a while to figure it out, and I still don't have definite identification, but I do know that the above wasp is a Scoliid Wasp. A similar wasp in Australia is called a Hairy Flower Wasp.

Either way, it's a rather cool looking critter.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!

18 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

It's VERY cool looking! I love its colors and the eyes (when viewed large) are awesome. Much cooler than the regular black wasps we have here.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this great close-up of the wasp. Lovely photo!

Jedediah said...

Is it as big as it looks? An impressive critter :)

mimi said...

what a cute bumble bee. love her yellow color.

Dirk said...

You've put this wasp very good at photo, well done.

Janie said...

Beautiful critter, and a great macro shot!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great capture!

STUFF said...

Eeeeeek! A wasp!

Now that that is all out.... it is a great shot and they do have a cool look. I use to call them racers when I was a kid :D

Janie said...

Yes, he's cool looking, and you captured him perfectly.

Snap said...

They are pretty, but stay away please -- I'm allergic! :D

Shey said...

Wow, looks like a huge wasp too. Don't want a sting from that one. Nice capture and the flowers matches its stripes. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend!
This shot is perfect, congratulations!
purrs
Luna

Kilauea Poetry said...

This is simply a wonderful capture! What nice colors-

mountain.mama said...

Not a bad shot for your aging camera!

Brooke said...

Wonderful shot!

BJ Roan said...

Yep, a beautiful critter! Very nice shot with your aging camera.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful shot! I saw a wasp that looked similar to that one (except the stripes were more whitish than yellow) on my Sweet Pepperbush recently.

Martha in PA said...

Great shot.

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