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Jul 25, 2008 20:03 |  #1

Sorry for the lack of quality, but I saw this one dragging off the cricket while out shooting birds. Didn't have time to change to my macro lens. These were shot with a 75-300 non-macro.

It was HUGE (to me), an inch or just over.
Got on top of the cricket and rode it like a skateboard... ;-)a. Pretty amazing sight to see. I did stomp my foot and got it to drop the cricket for a few seconds. The Cricket was either dead before hand or was it's victim.
After a half of minute, it and the cricket were in thick weeds and I lost sight of it.

(These are the images I posted over at BugGuide.net. reason for the small size)

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Jul 25, 2008 20:55 |  #2

Just played with one for practice not to much difference just a little sharper..


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Jul 25, 2008 21:20 |  #3

Great looking wasp. Think the edited version in second post is over-sharpened. Prefer the originals. See how funny it looks near the wasps right antenna? All grainy where it should be nice smooth bokeh.


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Jul 25, 2008 21:22 |  #4

Yeah.. no fixing these. Just thought this was a semi-rare capture. Thats why I posted. I hope if I head back there I may get lucky and get some better shots.


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Jul 25, 2008 21:22 as a reply to  @ troypiggo's post |  #5

wow nice action shot. would love to see that myself. Troy hit it right about the edit. a tad too much.

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Jul 25, 2008 21:24 |  #6

Looks like a Digger wasp http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Digger_wasp (external link)


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Jul 25, 2008 21:28 |  #7

Naturalist wrote in post #5985928 (external link)
Looks like a Digger wasp http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Digger_wasp (external link)

I could be wrong, but I assumed its the Chlorion aerarium. So far at Bug Guide no one has said otherwise. But I am no expert.http://bugguide.net/no​de/view/8607 (external link)


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Jul 25, 2008 22:31 as a reply to  @ striving's post |  #8

Nice captures...really nice looking wasp, in action!!!


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Jul 25, 2008 23:13 |  #9

That's gonna make one heck of a meal! Wouldn't it be nice if we could carry two cameras-one with a birding lens, one with a macro?:p Good find and capture.


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Jul 25, 2008 23:18 |  #10

Sugarman wrote in post #5986505 (external link)
That's gonna make one heck of a meal! Wouldn't it be nice if we could carry two cameras-one with a birding lens, one with a macro?:p Good find and capture.

That would be the life!!


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Jul 26, 2008 00:48 |  #11

Wonderful find- what a wasp !
A digger wasp - These paralyse their prey before dragging them into their nest burrows.

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Jul 26, 2008 10:46 |  #12

troypiggo wrote in post #5985895 (external link)
Great looking wasp. Think the edited version in second post is over-sharpened. Prefer the originals. See how funny it looks near the wasps right antenna? All grainy where it should be nice smooth bokeh.

i thought the origanal looked a little OOF at the head so that's why I played with it.


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Jul 26, 2008 11:52 |  #13

Nice capture, thats a cool looking wasp!




  
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