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Challenge: A Pop of Red (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2020 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: May 12, 2020
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2020

this is what the wasp is .. but in my defence it can look quite red .. :)

Orange Caterpillar Parasite Wasp Netelia producta
Family ICHNEUMONIDAE

When attacking its host, the female wasp temporarily paralyses the caterpillar by stinging it. After the host paralysed, the wasp lay a brown egg onto the skin near the head of the caterpillar. These eggs can be seen if carefully visual check the caterpillars..

The wasp larva hatches from the egg and develops externally, hanging on the head of the caterpillar. The wasp larva will not complete its larval development until the caterpillar has tunneled into the soil and formed its pupation chamber. After the host forms its chamber, the wasp larva will feed and kill the host, spin a black furry cocoon within this chamber.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.6604
Avg (participants): 6.6296
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 158
Views during voting: 98
Votes: 53
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/25/2020 05:17:10 PM
What a delicate beauty! Fabulous macro and so so red. A wasp too? I would never have guessed.
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05/25/2020 10:16:24 AM
Stunning. Fades out of focus like a dream. A delicate assassin. Imagine what it's like to be the caterpillar victim. Can we shrug our shoulders and muse, he or she hasn't consciousness as we determine it, is therefor insensible to pain? Maybe no dreams, and so no nightmares? These lines of inquiry can be overwhelming, so we save our sanity be backing off. At least I do. In the end, self-preservation.
One of my favorites of your wonderful plumbing of the world of insects. And my personal favorite of this challenge.
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05/25/2020 03:57:07 AM
This is so delicately beautiful, Roz. Fantastic macro photography at its finest.
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05/25/2020 03:37:55 AM
You're a master of macro! Awesome!
And Congrats on the TT finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2020 01:39:35 PM
My pick for red in this challenge. Quite lovely.
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05/24/2020 08:53:13 AM
that looks menacing, nicely photographed, like how the light fades from left to right across the image
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05/20/2020 08:08:58 AM
I have a problem that some pictures show orange and not pop red on my monitor. This is as beautiful as ever though.
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05/19/2020 10:22:25 PM
Similar compliment to the hummingbird entry, I like your choice to contrast the red against a green environment. Well composed and captured. I think I will also see this one on the front page.
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