Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
Thread started 01 Nov 2012 (Thursday) 03:54
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Who is after whom ?

 
LordV
Macro Photo-Lord of the Year 2006
Avatar
59,392 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2953
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Worthing UK
     
Nov 01, 2012 03:54 |  #1

Spotted what I thought was a rather stupid small Ichneumon wasp walking about just underneath the orbweb of an Araniella sp. spider. Took a couple of low power shots and then just as I was changing the magnification on the lens, there was a flurry of activity which I only managed to capture one half decent shot of, before the wasp flew off and the spider did an emergency bail out and ended up several inches below the web on an emergency thread.
I initially thought ok the spider missed the wasp but looking at #2 the wasp actually looks like it's in an egg laying postion and there is a "tube" near the spider. I suspect in fact the wasp may be one of the polysphinctus sp. wasps that actually lay an egg externally on araniella sp spiders. Last shot is an old shot of one of these spiders caryying the external parasite larva.

Brian V.

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8143980345_183eb2f6f3_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/814398034​5/  (external link)

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8143980371_7477ed2de5_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/814398037​1/  (external link)

IMAGE: http://farm1.staticflickr.com/64/158815872_1861afe508_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/158815872​/  (external link)

http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/ (external link)
http://www.lordv.smugm​ug.com/ (external link)
Macro Hints and tips
Canon 600D, 40D, 5D mk2, 7D, Tamron 90mm macro, Sigma 105mm OS, Canon MPE-65,18-55 kit lens X2, canon 200mm F2.8 L, Tamron 28-70mm xrdi, Other assorted bits

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
suzbah
Senior Member
Avatar
704 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 17
Joined Apr 2011
Location: Hartlepool, Uk
     
Nov 01, 2012 04:25 |  #2

neat series Brian.That spider is officially a zombie now! The colour of spider #3 looks different than other two?


My Personal Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Desertraptor
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
11,544 posts
Gallery: 200 photos
Likes: 362
Joined Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide, Australia
     
Nov 01, 2012 05:25 |  #3

Wow
Interesting


Peter
Canon 6D|60D|40D
Lens 10-22mm f2.8|50mm f 1.8|100mm f2.8 Macro

24-70mm f2.8|L100-400mm f4.5-5.6L
Flash 430EX II
Telescope Skywatcher 600mm ED80 f7.5 GEM EQ3

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LordV
THREAD ­ STARTER
Macro Photo-Lord of the Year 2006
Avatar
59,392 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2953
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Worthing UK
     
Nov 01, 2012 06:15 |  #4

Thanks for the comments.

suzbah - the spider in the third photo is an old shot I had of a spider in the same family which has a fairly mature wasp larva on it just to illustrate what the parasite looks like.

Brian v.


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/ (external link)
http://www.lordv.smugm​ug.com/ (external link)
Macro Hints and tips
Canon 600D, 40D, 5D mk2, 7D, Tamron 90mm macro, Sigma 105mm OS, Canon MPE-65,18-55 kit lens X2, canon 200mm F2.8 L, Tamron 28-70mm xrdi, Other assorted bits

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mandokid1
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
13,502 posts
Gallery: 672 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 753
Joined Nov 2010
Location: scarborough ontario canada
     
Nov 01, 2012 08:30 |  #5

great action sequence brian.


DENIS
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/mandokid1/ (external link)
7-Dmk11 5-D Mark 11.5D mark 111
Canon 100 macro, Canon MPE-65, Canon 16-35,24-70,70-200,300 F4,and Sigma 150-600 dg sport

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gatorlink
Senior Member
Avatar
875 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
     
Nov 01, 2012 13:44 |  #6

Fascinating series! I once found a small spider with a larva like that attached. Now I have a sense of a possible origin.


Ryan
Flickr (external link)
Facebook (external link)
Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LV ­ Moose
Moose gets blamed for everything.
Avatar
22,939 posts
Gallery: 176 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 3254
Joined Dec 2008
     
Nov 01, 2012 14:13 as a reply to  @ gatorlink's post |  #7

Excellent set of shots. Thanks for the interesting info.


Moose

Gear... Flickr (external link)...Macro (external link)...Hummingbirds (external link)
Aircraft (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Pri
Goldmember
Avatar
1,332 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Sep 2012
     
Nov 01, 2012 14:36 |  #8

Very nice set and interesting info


http://www.facebook.co​m …raphyMauritius?​ref=stream (external link)
Canon EOS 60D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, Canon EFS 55-250mm, Canon EF 100mm USM macro.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
1Twist
Senior Member
Avatar
843 posts
Joined Jun 2009
Location: With 6,970,583,806 others give or take
     
Nov 01, 2012 14:40 |  #9

Enjoyed your images




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ishrani
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
7,317 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Likes: 217
Joined Sep 2012
Location: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
     
Nov 01, 2012 20:52 |  #10

Most interesting info and great shots, Brian.


Ishrani
Canon EOS 7D Mark II/Canon EF 300 mm f/4L IS USM; Sigma 150-600 mm C
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/ilmsa/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LordV
THREAD ­ STARTER
Macro Photo-Lord of the Year 2006
Avatar
59,392 posts
Gallery: 7 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2953
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Worthing UK
     
Nov 02, 2012 02:18 |  #11

Thanks all for the comments :)

info from the experts suggests it is not a polysphinctus wasp but a braconid wasp that was just defending itself when the spider attacked. So it was a stupid wasp after all :)
Brian v.


http://www.flickr.com/​photos/lordv/ (external link)
http://www.lordv.smugm​ug.com/ (external link)
Macro Hints and tips
Canon 600D, 40D, 5D mk2, 7D, Tamron 90mm macro, Sigma 105mm OS, Canon MPE-65,18-55 kit lens X2, canon 200mm F2.8 L, Tamron 28-70mm xrdi, Other assorted bits

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Flo
Gimmie Some Lovin
Avatar
44,987 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Nanaimo,B.C.
     
Nov 02, 2012 08:44 as a reply to  @ LordV's post |  #12

GAK!:shock:


you're a great friend, but if Zombies chase us, I am tripping you.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

779 views & 0 likes for this thread
Who is after whom ?
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Macro 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is CanucksFan
633 guests, 264 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.