Bee captured by pretator and by camera

Posted By on August 9, 2006

Captured Bee

In preparation for my upcoming vacation, I dusted off my Canon Rebel XT Digital camera both to charge the battery and make sure everything was working and stored in my camera bag. As I looked for a subject (aka: victim) to be in my test photo, I took a macro photo of a ‘bee’ being attacked that appeared on my window sill — or at least I think being attacked?.
It looks cool, except not being an Entomologist … I’m not sure what’s going on here? For a larger and much more detailed photo click the thumbnail or click here. Can any science gurus shine some light on this?

Comments

  • geoff miller

    That enlarge photo is unbelieveable. What kind of lense do you use for macro photography?

  • Rod W

    Hi Rich

    That’d ‘bee’ a robber fly (Dysmachus trigonus) eating what looks to be a wasp.

    Rod

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