Common Wasp-mimic Bee

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    This little guy was busy in the garden today, he's not actually a wasp but a bee in disguise.
    I had another look and changed my mind about the ID maybe his a potters wasp.

    DoRonRon:-)), R-Rated Birdman, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ~~aurora~~ 87 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, I like the colours.
      The DOF is great.

    2. carmelolarr@ 87 months ago | reply

      Excelente macro con unos colores espectaculares.

    3. 4Real 87 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Great job on the treatment, too.

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    4. jciv 87 months ago | reply

      Great use of the Orton technique.

    5. lucy10 87 months ago | reply

      thanks for your comment
      have a nice sunday

    6. airkev 87 months ago | reply

      really nice!

    7. Lab2112 87 months ago | reply

      Wow. Just WOW!

      Once I pick my jaw up off the floor, I'll come back with one of these nominations. :)

    8. joethefig 87 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured......

    9. Jocko B. 87 months ago | reply

      Great over-the-'shoulder' point of view. and strong distinct eye-popping color.

    10. A l a z 87 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    11. sin85 [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      hai fatto una bellissima foto... hai catturato un momento della natura!

    12. HaukeSteinberg.com 87 months ago | reply

      Read about these. Great shot.
      Thanks for the info.

    13. listentoreason 87 months ago | reply

      Wasp or bee, regardless a very nice shot!

    14. *Mama*Lola* 87 months ago | reply

      Fantastic macro and colors!! Beautiful capture!

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    15. davesnothome 87 months ago | reply

      Holy crap! Let me get in line here and tell you how incredible this picture is, the detail is insane. I love the DoF and your color treatment is just perfect. Keep it up.

    16. Bug Eric 76 months ago | reply

      Very nice image of some kind of mason wasp (family Vespidae, as determined by the folded wings at rest, subfamily Eumeninae). Not being familiar with Australian insects, can't say more than that:-) Thank you for sharing!

    17. owheelj 76 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photo. Definitely a wasp, and not a bee (and Vespidae as Bug Eric says) - Bees have split hairs on their back legs.

    18. owheelj 76 months ago | reply

      Sorry, my bad. It's probably a wasp mimic bee; Probably Hyleoides concinna!

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