Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 07/01/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2014



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Burton Mere Wetlands
ruby-tailed wasp
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM


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Ruby-tailed Wasp Lunchtime

Ruby-tailed Wasp Lunchtime
I don't know if this is the same specimen that I photographed in Burton Mere Wetlands reception last week that ignored my liberation efforts. Whether it is or not, it seems to have made itself very much at home dining on the abundant insect life on the windows. Having just sucked one fly dry to its right it's just about to tuck into a second course. Both of these flies were alive and kicking until stung.

Stanley Sutton, Soeradjoen, Ian Kirk, yokopakumayoko Francesco and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
Minty Chewson
Minty Chewson
Privilege for you, but not the flies
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Minty Chewson
Being trapped in a building I don't think they had much of a future.
3 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Seen in **100% Perfect**
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stanley Sutton
Thanks Stanley.
3 years ago.
Kez West
Kez West
These moments are fascinating its like a sneaky peek into their world,great capture Roy!
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Kez West
Many thanks Kez. It was amazing to watch the way it stung the flies crawling up the window then descended onto the windowledge to devour them.
3 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Very good photographic work!
Seen and admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/closeupandmacro/doc
3 years ago.
Vivienne Beck
Vivienne Beck
Oh I am pea green... another insect that I have longed to see and does not seem to appear with us! Well done on capturing the behaviour.
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Vivienne Beck
Many thanks Vivienne. I'd never seen one before last week, now two in two weeks.
3 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
A very colorful wasp. Your insect macros are excellent.
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Armpro
Many thanks. A good lens helps and the Canon 100mm F2.8L macro is an amazing piece of glass.
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Very good photographic work!
Seen and admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/closeupandmacro/doc
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Soeradjoen
Many thanks John.
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Excellent shot!

Admired in:
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Thank for sharing
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to yokopakumayoko Franc…
Many thanks.
3 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
Interesting, if a little gruesome!
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Steve Banks
Thanks Steve. What I was trying to get across was that something with such pretty colours has a darker side.
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Hello again.
Very beautiful!

~Painting with Mother Nature~
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Soeradjoen
Many thanks - they are truly amazing insects.
3 years ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Your beautiful Mother Nature image was appreciated by your fellow member!

~Painting with Mother Nature~
3 years ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stanley Sutton
Many thanks Stanley.
3 years ago.