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.

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.