Assassin Bug with it's meal

13 years 1 week ago #86395 by Screamin Scott
Nice to see this forum picking up steam & posts....Since Randy posted some shots earlier, the wind has died down here (calm before the storm?), so I went out to the garden to see what I could find. There were almost no bees (due to approaching storm?) but then I spotted this Assassin Bug with a bee in it's beak...









Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

Photo Comments
Attachments:
,
13 years 1 week ago #86403 by Baydream
Cool shots, Scott.

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-g-schickler.html?tab=artwork

Photo Comments
,
13 years 1 week ago #86413 by chasrich
Very cool shots. This bug looks hungry - maybe he ate the other bees?

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
,
13 years 1 week ago #86419 by Screamin Scott
Went back out for some more shots & found a little Bee hiding in the petals as well...Seems the insect dips it's proboscis repeatedly into different parts of its prey...








& Here's the Bee



Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

Photo Comments
Attachments:
,
13 years 1 week ago #86481 by mj~shutterbugg
Great shots, but I feel really bad for the poor bee. He just seems so wounded in the last image.

Think Off-Center ~ George Carlin
www.mjbrennanphoto.com

,
13 years 1 week ago #86547 by dang
Great series Scott. I haven't seen this particular assassin before, any idea of it's species?
Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work.
:judge:

Insanity: doing the same thing over, and over again expecting different results. (Albert Einstein)
www.dangphoto.weebly.com

,
13 years 1 week ago #86559 by photobod
Thats a cool name for a bug "assasin bug" brilliant.

This forum is turning into the macro forum :rofl: we are all catching the bug, scuse the pun. :rofl:
great work Scott
:judge: :judge: :judge:

www.dcimages.org.uk
"A good photograph is one that communicate a fact, touches the heart, leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective." - Irving Penn

,
13 years 1 week ago #86591 by robbie
Wow!!Awesome series,'KILLER' shots!!


,
13 years 1 week ago #86605 by Shadowfixer1
Nicely done Scott. Those little buggers are out there, you just have to look hard sometimes. Good job!!
,
13 years 1 week ago #87035 by Screamin Scott
Went out to the flower bed again today & it's still there...Had another one of those little bees...Also got some shots of a juvenile "stink bug" but I had trouble getting the focus down pat on it...

Scott Ditzel Photography

www.flickr.com/photos/screaminscott/

Photo Comments
,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Fujifilm X-H2s is Fuji’s flagship hybrid APS-C mirrorless camera. It launched in the summer of 2022 and has been impressing photographers and videographers alike ever since!

Jun 17, 2024

The Sony a9 III is a powerhouse professional-grade camera. The question is, should it be the next item in your camera bag? Find out if it’s worth the money in this comprehensive review!

Jun 09, 2024

The Hasselblad 907X 50C certainly isn’t the camera for everyone. However, this medium-format system is ideal for many professional photographers (and videographers!)

Jun 04, 2024

The Olympus Pen E-P7 is an affordable micro four thirds mirrorless camera with 4K video capabilities, a 20.3MP sensor, and 121 focus points, making it a solid entry-level camera for beginners.

May 13, 2024

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

What is aspect ratio, and what does it mean for the presentation of your images? Use this beginner photography guide to get all the details!

Jun 20, 2024

Lake photography is a fun type of landscape photography because of all the different compositional options you have. With these tips, get the best possible results!

Jun 19, 2024

The ideal portrait photography location is out there; it's a simple matter of finding it! Using this guide, you can discover the best places for outdoor portraits!

Jun 17, 2024

The Fujifilm X-H2s is Fuji’s flagship hybrid APS-C mirrorless camera. It launched in the summer of 2022 and has been impressing photographers and videographers alike ever since!

Jun 17, 2024

The Canon R8 is a budget-friendly full frame camera with high-end photo and video features. In other words, there are plenty of reasons to upgrade to an R8!

Jun 14, 2024

The Sony a9 III is a powerhouse professional-grade camera. The question is, should it be the next item in your camera bag? Find out if it’s worth the money in this comprehensive review!

Jun 09, 2024

Wedding photography trends come and go, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t exciting at the moment! This year’s top trends include old and new technologies and techniques to create lasting memories.

Jun 09, 2024

The Sony ZV-1 Mark II is a nice update to the ZV-1 and expands Sony’s lineup of cameras for vlogging and content creation. Is it the right camera for you, though? Let’s find out!

Jun 09, 2024