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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Two large digger wasps on the flowers of swamp milkweed, . . .


. . . no doubt sipping nectar and searching for victims.

These were photographed in a low lying area of a small park near my house in Ann Arbor, MI USA.

A common Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus
http://zulle.pair.com/ghogh/macro/AA/AA_103_7584.jpg

date/time/loc.: 2004:07:25 18:12:46 N42.25771 W83.76253
file: /Volumes/photo/2004_D2/take103/DSC_7584.JPG
camera/frame: NIKON D2h / 9816
lens: micro Nikkor 200.0mm, f/7.1
shutter: 1/200 sec.
CCD sens.: 200 ISO

An even more common Great Black Digger Wasp - Sphex pennsylvanicus
http://zulle.pair.com/ghogh/macro/AA/AA_103_7610.jpg

date/time/loc.: 2004:07:25 18:19:23 N42.25772 W83.76254
file: /Volumes/photo/2004_D2/take103/DSC_7610.JPG
camera/frame: NIKON D2h / 9842
lens: micro Nikkor 200.0mm, f/6.7
shutter: 1/180 sec.
CCD sens.: 200 ISO

There were also considerable numbers of bumblebees and some clear-winged hummingbird moths.

Cheers,



Jul 26, 2004 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Two large digger wasps on the flowers of swamp milkweed, . . .


Gottfried , good captures of these. I never seem to find them staying still for me .


Jul 26, 2004 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Two large digger wasps on the flowers of swamp milkweed, . . .


Great shot's.

Ian...



Jul 26, 2004 at 02:07 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Two large digger wasps on the flowers of swamp milkweed, . . .


I like the black one. I see them here in KC, but I cant get low enough to the ground to photograph one.


Jul 26, 2004 at 05:47 PM







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