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Dimensions6751 x 4822
Original file size9.67 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken1-Aug-21 17:17
Date modified25-Dec-22 13:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length200 mm
Focal length (35mm)200 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.8
Exposure1/250 at f/9
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Brown-legged Wasp_J1F9315

Brown-legged Wasp_J1F9315

The Brown-legged Wasp, less commonly known as the Brown-legged Grass-carrying Wasp (Isodontia auripes), joins the nectaring festivities on the flowers of Winged Sumac (Rhus copallinum). There was so much insect activity on these sumac blossoms it was difficult to stay focused on a given pollinator.

Winged-sumac forms large flower heads with innumerable small yellow-green flowers. The blossoms are tall and wide, full of nooks and hiding places for bees, wasps, beetles to take a nap (as I found one bumblebee doing) or feast for hours.

Location: Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Va.