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Hidden Assassin Kills Wasp
Hidden Assassin Kills Wasp
kenskid


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Camouflage (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Mississippi River Levee, Jeferson, La.
Date: Nov 10, 2005
Aperture: F13
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

While trying to photograph this green wasp against a green background for the Camouflage Challenge, I had a stroke of luck.

The wasp was grabbed by this camouflaged Assassin Bug. The Assassin won. I shot about 20 frames. Hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.3170
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 6.2466
Avg (non-participants): 6.3391
Views since voting: 2172
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 306
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/12/2011 11:23:55 AM
:).. Fun image - just a small note here: That's actually a green sweat bee, not a wasp. :)
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08/13/2006 11:21:35 PM
Loved it! Gave it a 9.
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11/25/2005 10:47:50 PM
An interesting entry with nice color play. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 09:13:17 AM
Wonderful detail. Nice diagonal composition and perfectly on topic.
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11/21/2005 04:14:07 PM
I see him! This is damn good ;) Great camo! 10
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11/21/2005 01:33:25 AM
Great macro!!
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11/20/2005 10:46:34 PM
I think in this case all the additional blurring helps you main subject. Also like the pastel colors. Nice capture. Good Luck
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11/20/2005 03:39:53 PM
New shot looks even better.
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11/18/2005 10:58:35 PM
really nice capture but needed a tad more sharpness. good luck.
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11/18/2005 10:14:31 PM
Fantastic fit for the challenge, in fact I almost missed the assassin bug. He really is camouflaged. Excellent capture
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11/18/2005 04:07:04 PM
Yes, as I remember when you posted this earlier, its wonderful and should be a ribbon winner. Nice ambush bug and bee. Good luck.
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11/18/2005 03:15:45 PM
Great shot!
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11/17/2005 09:03:11 PM
8 - Good macro and coloring. Criticism; even though I like the added 'context' by the inclusion of more stem/flowers, I think, if possible, an even tighter crop/zoom would have worked well. Difficult to tell (and indeed do), but perhaps a little more sharpness, 'somehow' on the assassin, would have made this even better. Good capture and timing. Title is perhaps a little too 'spelled out' for the Challenge, in my opinion.
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11/17/2005 07:59:36 PM
excellent capture, dof actuall subject are great, only (very small) thing is I see a small black outline around assassin bug - VERY minor but I do see it
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11/17/2005 11:32:49 AM
Beautiful picture but pretty sure that's a fly not a wasp (it has large eyes and halteres)
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11/17/2005 09:54:01 AM
This is really great. That wasp-killer is definitely very well camouflaged. Top 10.
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11/17/2005 06:13:20 AM
Great capture.
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11/17/2005 03:03:07 AM
Clear winning before the start..... lol
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11/17/2005 01:15:58 AM
I really wish that this was sharper... 6
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11/16/2005 10:34:43 PM
Survival of the fittest....
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11/16/2005 05:35:00 PM
wow, you can barely see it...
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11/16/2005 04:28:10 PM
Wonderful capture. It is difficult to see the assassin, but that is the point of the challenge right?
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11/16/2005 02:11:57 PM
I like this pic:)
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11/16/2005 09:41:44 AM
Wow, what is that thing!!! Beautiful picture, top right background is a little distracting.
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11/16/2005 12:18:09 AM
Awesome. Had to look hard to see it, but thats what this challenge is about!
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