Saturday, September 17, 2011

Camera Critters #180

Several weeks ago, I walked the River Trail at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne, Oregon.  While there, I photographed a few things that looked good and something that was new.

I came across the following wasps on what could be American Wintercress having a great time pollen hunting.  As I looked at the critters, I realized there was some beauty in them…bluish wings and brown, hairy bodies, were something I didn’t remember seeing before. 

So I shot them.

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It took me quite sometime to identify these wasps, but I do believe they are Scoliid wasps, possibly Scolia nobilitata.

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11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful images!

Misty Dawn said...

They are very different with their yellow-spotted backs!

Gretchen said...

Great shots... love the yellow-spots too! Thanks for sharing! =)

Cheryl said...

Who knew wasps could be beautiful? Excellent captures.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos.

Regards and best wishes

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

emzkie said...

very detailed shot!

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Jane said...

Animals are a work of art but you never notice until you see them in close-up. I find Macro so rewarding for this reason, as we see all the details we wouldn't normally see. Great shots, wouldn't want to get any closer too him even if he does look a little bit sleepy. Thanks for sharing:)

Teresa said...

These are great shots!

ladyfi said...

I'm scared of wasps - but these bodies are like jewels. Nice shots.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

These shots are fantastic. The detail is unreal.

Darryl and Ruth :)