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Paper Wasp

Paper Wasp
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-05 2:30
Viewed: 1056
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This yellow Paper Wasp is now visible in my area after winter months. It is the most active of all wasps here and has been making nests in the ventilator of a bathroom in my house. I shot it today afternoon in extremely bright sunshine while it rested a moment on the parapet wall of my house terrace.

Paper wasps are 0.7 to 1.0 inch (1.8 to 2.5 cm) long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.


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  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-03-05 5:09]

Very nice picture Ram! It is quite different to the paper wasp that we have here in Spain. I like this one.
Perfect control of the light with perfect sharpness and composition.

Great portrait of this very special wasp - fantastic colors and a bit scarying!

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-05 11:02]

Hello Ram,
Awesome shot of this beautiful Paper Wasp. The detail is incredible and the exposure is perfect, giving us a great look at its unique features and color. Well done!!

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-05 14:58]

Hi Ram,what a sharpness and what a exposure,great capture of this paper wasp in a difficult sunny and clear background,absolutely perfect!! Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO


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