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!