I just returned from my fall trip to Big Bend National Park. It was a wonderful experience and I had a great time once again. I am working on processing all of the photographs I took so be on the lookout for new photos from Big Bend. Our photography group hiked the Blue Creek Trail one day. That is where I found these two Hunting Wasps engaged in a ritual. I believe these are Grasshopper Hunting Wasps but I’m not 100% sure. I also believe that the larger one is the female and the smaller one the male. I’m not an entomologist and I don’t have my insect guides with me so if any of you know please drop me a note and let me know. I also believe that the flower is an Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa).This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Lens set on 50mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/1,000th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I hand-held the camera. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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