Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 22nd June 2019
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 5,805
Thanks: 58
Thanked 816 Times in 745 Posts
Likes: 40
Liked 3,241 Times in 1,747 Posts
Amblyteles armatorius Male

These are around each year in late spring/early summer. They are quite recognisable by their colour pattern, their low, slow flight, and their readiness to crawl down grass and other herb layer vegetation, heading towards the ground. The females do this to seek out their hosts, which are noctuid moth pupae, but why the males do it is unclear.

The male has the yellow tip on its tail and a broad black band between the two yellow bands on the abdomen. Getting a shot of them at all is very difficult. The second image shows one of the better ones of a typical view.

These wasps fly at the least movement close to them. The first image was from a rare opportunity of a close shot of one keeping still. The cost was 3 spines of a huge thistly plat resting against the side of my face while it took the shot.

The more distant images, and stereo, where when it landed on some low plants. I decided a distant view was better than none.

These images are from two long sessions, following the wasp around.

The stereo is crosseye.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, f8 & f9 at ISO 800, hand-held.

Harold







__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Keith-369 (22nd June 2019), MJ224 (22nd June 2019), RobEW (22nd June 2019)
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amblyteles armoratus: a Rare Opportunity Harold Gough Foto Fair 4 26th July 2016 06:25 PM
Amblyteles armatorius Dave in Wales Foto Fair 1 5th July 2015 06:52 PM
Male Bullfinch Olybirder Foto Fair 4 16th July 2014 10:47 PM
Male Linnet Olybirder Foto Fair 2 26th June 2013 09:51 PM
Male Kestrel ringneck Foto Fair 7 13th February 2012 08:35 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:14 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger