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Carnivorous Wasps

[ I have amended this text after consulting an Entomologist ]

I was photographing a flowering tree and then noticed this Native Australian Wasp hive on it so I started to photograph it instead. Wasps catch bees, caterpillars, grasshoppers, spiders and many other types of prey and then feed them to their offspring. It was an incredible random find ! :))

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australia, nature, macro, insects, invaders, wasps, buy wall art, cannibal wasps, bees hive

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    w0w! gREAt capture sweetheART never seen this b4 – inst fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks very much Val ! We have huge wild bee hives in Australia that are about 2 to 5 feet long and a few feet wide and they’re usually over 10 feet off the ground, up a tree. This was so much smaller and close to the ground – lucky me. :)

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    very well observed and unusual capture! great focus
    :))

  • Thanks Maggie, it was a great find ! I’m writing you a BM now. :-)

    – reflector

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    w0w! take more pics for uz folk that don’t ever see them lol! ;}xo

  • I’ll try to ! I look at everything when I go out on a photo shoot – the ground, the air, the dirt, big scenes, everything is a possible target. :))

    – reflector

  • AlMiller
    AlMillerover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot James DOF is fantastic and very clear.

  • Thank you Al ! There was a slight breeze making things harder.

    – reflector

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 4 years ago

    Great clarity James. Awesome find. Fav this one!

  • Thanks Anna ! It amazed me to spot it, plus them as well.

    – reflector

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 4 years ago

    Amazing & interesting. Great shot James.

  • It was a win all around ! Nice flower macro’s [ posting later ], then I saw the Wasps hive, then I noticed the well camouflaged Wasps on it. :) I contacted some Entomologists online who identified what I had found – Native Australian Wasps on their own hive.

    – reflector

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    wow wonderful image crisp and clear wonderful shapes. would fit in the shapes and pattern group I should think to. : )

  • Thanks for your comment and suggestion Karen !

    – reflector

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Great capture Reflector.

  • Thank you Jacqui ! I had a great run of amazing little finds at that spot.

    – reflector

  • robyncox
    robyncoxover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks very much !

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    WOW~ amazing capture James!!

  • Thank you Cheryl ! I’m going back to that spot – the butterflies liked the area too.

    – reflector

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