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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 29 July 2019

SABRE AND LASER.

I found a dead wasp yesterday, today I have been looking for some living ones. No luck I'm afraid. 

This is a Sabre Wasp, a female. A very impressive insect.

I am still trying to grasp the skills required to use animation nodes in Blender this short video is my latest effort.




Works reasonably well.
Have a good week.

8 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful photo. Have never knowingly met a sabre wasp.

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    1. Lucy, they are attractive but not to Horntail wasps. she uses the long ovipositor to lay eggs on Horntail lava buried deep in pine logs.

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  2. Not seen one with that long an ovipositor. Unusual thick legs as well.
    Laser printing video looks good. Very professional.

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    1. John, this is a female, it was dead and it's legs were all doubled up. I did try to straighten them with a bit of kettle steam but one fell off so I left well alone.
      The video needs more work but is okayish. It does have some crinkles round the bevel on the letter and I had to use a re-mesh modifier to stop spiky bits. Got rid of all but one. it would make a good video title but EEVEE is still a pain to render with particles and and curves. It will work using Viewport render but the results are only middling. Don't know what I clicked to get this to render as I was getting well choked off. I blamed the dogs but they were innocent.

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    1. Cloudia, thank you. the white background was anything but white. I should have done a before and after, I thank Adobe for the result.

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  4. Nice find with the Ichneumon Adrian, a cracking insect...what a shame it's sabre wielding days were over! It always amazes me how they manage to 'drill' into the wood with something that looks so vulnerable.

    A laser printed header coming up soon then?...nice work...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I wondered how it managed to drill logs. Apparently the ovipositor is made of metal. They probably get them from BangGood.

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