My apologies: this is one of the most interesting bad photographs I’ve ever taken–a female ichneumonid wasp using her 4″ ovipositor to lay an egg deep inside a piece of our firewood. Unfortunately, it found her in action at 8:30 last night on the way in from shutting the chickens in the coup. The little Powershot does not do well in macro with a flash. ** 2010-05-28 1231PM update: got a daytime shot and replaced the crappy night shot that was up first thing …

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