Noticed this little battle going on in the garden whilst trying to shoot Bumblebees.

The Mantis had caught a bee and was in the process of having lunch when a German wasp decided it wanted a piece of the action. End result the Mantis & Wasp had a dispute as to who the bee belonged to, the bee was dropped in the process and the wasp beat a hasty retreat when the mantis decided it would do as lunch. Amazing what goes on in the garden unobserved.

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Battle for the Bee.

In the above image, processing was via Neat Image for noise reduction and improved focus.

Photoscape was used to finish adjusting , hue, curves and contrast and light levels. This is a 40% crop of the original image shot as 16:9 in EXR DR mode. While not perfect it was the best of the 4 shot burst sequence.