No Waste Here!

Today’s post features a fun image I captured a few years ago on a dew-covered Dorsett Hill Prairie (west-central Missouri). The Thread-waisted Wasp is an interesting find. With it’s uniquely long and very slim “waist”, this is a larger and nonsocial wasp. The Thread-waisted Wasp is an ambush attacker, immobilizing insect prey with a swift venomous sting.

Here is one of my favorite images:

Thread-waisted Wasp

For those who follow my blog, hopefully I am back for a while! As with a lot of you, I contracted Covid about 3 weeks ago. Although my case was pretty mild, it still was not fun! All symptoms are now gone, except for the typical exhaustion, which I understand will likely linger for some time yet. But the worst is over!

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen 3021 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/800 sec.
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