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Red Wasp

Red Wasp
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 3:57
Viewed: 2885
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wasps of the cosmopolitan genus Polistes (the only genus in the tribe Polistini) are the most familiar of the polistine wasps, and are the most common type of paper wasp. It is also the single largest genus within the family Vespidae, with over 300 recognized species and subspecies. Their innate preferences for nest-building sites leads them to commonly build nests on human habitation, where they can be very unwelcome; although generally not aggressive, they can be provoked into defending their nests. All species are predatory, and they may consume large numbers of caterpillars, in which respect they are generally considered beneficial. The European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, was introduced into the US about 1981 and has quickly spread throughout most of the country, in most cases replacing native species within a few years. This species is very commonly mistaken for a yellowjacket, as it is black, strongly marked with yellow, and quite different from the native North American species of Polistes. Polistes wasps can be identified by their characteristic flight; their long legs dangle below their bodies, which are also more slender than a yellowjacket.

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Ciao Foozi, superb macro of fantastic wasp, fantastic details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-08 7:40]

Hello Foozi.
Excellent close up shot, lovely composition and pose, which has a great 3D effect, the detail is excellent, and the colours are perfect.Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,
what an interesting photo of this unusual to me wasp. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Foozi
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-08 8:35]

Hello Foozi,
Great sharp detailed macro of this wasp in beautiful colours and an excellent composition.

Hello Foozi,
As I see the warm weather from your country allow you to share some wonderful macro images. I am still waiting for warm weather with temperatures above +10 degree C.
It is a very unsteady weather in Romania.....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-08 12:55]

Hi Foozi,really a great capture whit total sharpness from the body to the longhorn,spectacular details,colors and perspective,another pearl in your gallery of wonders.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up of this insect with fine POV,
the way is framed diagonally it adds dynamism
to the image, excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-09 0:57]

Beautiful and colorful wasp captured with fine viewpoint showing it gracefully, tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-09 0:58]

Hello Foozi,
This wasp has an amzing shape and absolutely cute antennae! Love the pose too on the leaf. I might have cut the left part of the shot, this is just an option, of course.
Kind regards

Salam Foozi.
This red wasp has striking wings and legs. I like the curly antennas and that perch is beautiful.
Thanks and have a great week.

Good day Foozi
Impressive macro of this beauty.Great POV and composition,wonderful colors and lighting,impressive sharp details.
Thank You,
Kind regards

Hallo Foozi,
a very good macro of this Red Wasp, impressive details and beautiful bright colours, a very nice composition with a graceful pose of the insect on the leaf
Best regards

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-04-09 21:49]

Salaam Ya Foozi,
Beautifully composed and exposed, cool bokeh and beautiful colours, TFS.

wonderful composition and gorgeous performance!
regards Foozi

Hi Foozi,

The leaves are framing well the insect. The close-up point of view is showing woth precision the details and colors of the Red Wasp. The afternoon light and the light of the flash have a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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