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Yellow-Black Wasp

Yellow-Black Wasp
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Copyright: Prasad Vallabhajosyula (Panoptic83) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 116] (758)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-27
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-09 3:05
Viewed: 17306
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This seems a potter or mason wasp, it is so called for its building of mud's nest. It belongs to sub-family vespidae.

Sorry for the leaf which was not tidy, could not get a better view of this little insect!

Please correct me if i have got the identification wrong!


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Hello Prasad,
Thanks for your comment on my recent picture of a Plain Tiger butterfly.
Good to see an Indian nature photographer from Hyderabad. You have some good pictures on your portfolio. Keep it up.
I too think it is a Mason Wasp.
The image is taken from a good POV. The focus on the subject is evenly sharp and the details and colours are excellent.
Wishing you all the best,

Hi Prasad,
A nice capture of this beautiful mason wasp. Very good composition and details. I have made a WS(800X600) hope you will like. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-09 6:08]

Hello Prasad,
Beautiful and sharp detailed photo taken from a very good POV. Great bright colours and a good composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-09 18:57]

Excellent macro Prasad,
Wonderful detail and color with great DOF and very good exposure!!

not very sharp in fact

Hi Prasad,

Nice bright wasp! Good colour composition and interesting POV!

Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-20 2:33]

Hi Prasad,
a very sharp and clear shot of this wasp. Well seen in the green background. The composition od colours is excellent. the light that hit the head make is so vibrant and shiny.
Well composed.


Hello Prasad,
This is a perfect macro of what I believe is a Paper Wasp,rather than a Mason Wasp,which is usually darker,and a slightly different shape.
We had some big paper wasps on Niue Island,where I lived as a kid and
we have some a bit like this in the warmer North Island of New Zealand,but not down here in Greymouth.
You've got a lot of amazing shots in your gallery. I'm most impressed!

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