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Diamondback Wasp Attack! Escape!

This photograph is the last of six that I shot in a burst when I came across the swallowtail butterfly. I did not know the drama I had captured until I reviewed my photo shoot later that day. The butterfly was feeding on bergamot when it was attacked by a diamondback wasp. The wasp is predatory and the swallowtail would be a significant prize. I hope the photograph shows the beginning of a successful escape.

TAGS: Butterflies, Maryland

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Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Michael Osborne.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 29, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4000
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO1400
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