Campsomeriella annulata (+ rework)

Rework (8 X 10):


Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


This is a kind of scoliid wasp and it was seen yesterday on a rain-sodden flower. Scoliid wasps parasitize beetles, often ones which are pests, so they are very welcome to us humans.

Specific Feedback

All comments welcome.

Technical Details

D500 + 105mm macro 1/800 f14 ISO 1600

Cropped. Denoise and tonalities and slight sharpening in PS.


Wow, Mike, this is a fine look at this wasp. Glad to hear that it is one that is helpful and welcomed by humans. Excellent in every way.

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Mike: At first glance I thought this was a bee but whatever it is the capture is marvelous. Wonderful details in the wasp and the perch. Most excellent. >=))>

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Wow – what gorgeous, perfect details on this little beast! The OCD half of my split personality is bothered by the tight crop at the bottom. The visual flow of the bottom edge of the petals fits the shape of the wasp and it would be easy to extend the canvas just a little and crop a corresponding amount from the top. Or you could crop in more from the bottom and go with an 8x10 format if you want to stay with standard ratios. A crop from the bottom would really make the wasp jump off the page!

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Thanks, @Diane_Miller - 8 X 10 suits it to a T, I think! Rework above.

Mike, the details and colors here are great, I can count the hairs. The added canvas and extra crop look good in the repost.

Large view is awesome Mike. Repost takes this one to perfection. The subject is nice and sharp and everyone should note that bees have branched hairs while wasps have unbranched hairs. Very nice indeed!..Jim

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Really nice details on the wasp Mike and I like the pose - he is really buried in that flower. Colors are nice and vivid. Well done.

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Excellent choice for an EP. Congrats…Jim

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