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Malaysian Wasp

Malaysian 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
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 3:17
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The term wasp is typically defined as any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. Almost every pest insect species has at least one wasp species that preys upon it or parasitizes it, making wasps critically important in natural control of their numbers, or natural biocontrol.
The various species of wasps fall into one of two main categories: solitary wasps and social wasps. Adult solitary wasps live and operate alone, and most do not construct nests (below); all adult solitary wasps are fertile. By contrast, social wasps exist in colonies numbering up to several thousand individuals and build nestsóbut in some cases not all of the colony can reproduce. In some species, just the wasp queen and male wasps can mate, whilst the majority of the colony is made up of sterile female workers.
The following characteristics are present in most wasps:

Two pairs of wings (except wingless or brachypterous forms in all female Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, many male Agaonidae, many female Ichneumonidae, Braconidae, Tiphiidae, Scelionidae, Rhopalosomatidae, Eupelmidae, and various other families).
An ovipositor, or stinger (which is only present in females because it derives from the ovipositor, a female sex organ).
Few or no thickened hairs (in contrast to bees); except Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, Scoliidae.
Nearly all wasps are terrestrial; only a few specialized parasitic groups are aquatic.
Predators or parasitoids, mostly on other terrestrial insects; most species of Pompilidae (e.g. tarantula hawks), specialize in using spiders as prey, and various parasitic wasps use spiders or other arachnids as reproductive hosts.

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Ciao Foozi, lovely collage with wasp and nest, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

Salam Foozi.
This is a wonderful documentary with the wasp colony on that tamarind tree with visible orange abdomen at the entrance. The texture of the nest is brilliant and a macro of this deadly creature is well captured in another frame.
Kind regards,

Hello Foozi,
great pictures of the Malaysian Wasp with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I especially like the fact that you have presented not just the species but also the habitat. Interesting work.
Best wishes,

Hi Foozi,
what an interesting photo. Great capture! Perfect point of view. Perfect sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-07 4:46]

Hello Foozi,
A fine posting, both of the wasp and its nest. Both images are sharp and show good details with fine natural colours.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-07 5:39]

Hello Foozi,
Two beautiful photos in one. Great clarity and beautiful saturated colours. Excellent sharpness and composition in both photos.

Hello Foozi

Both photos are excellent, with the POV, focus,
sharpness and details, i love more the one of
the nest because it is also environmental
shot for these insects, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-07 6:31]

Beautiful images, the nest and the species, well captured with good colors. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-07 7:05]

Hello Foozi,
A very interesting posting. Amazing to see the big Wasp-nest with a most beautiful shape hanging in the tree. And a close look at one of these useful insects. This species looks very dark to me.
Thanks a lot
Kind regards

Salam Foozi,

A great collage with lovely colors, sharpness & details. Nicely done & TFS.



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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-07 10:22]

Splendid composition, Foozi!
Great sharpness and beautiful light; nice natural colours and great depth. Very well done!

hello Foozi
great document to show this on TN
beautiful colours and great details
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-07 11:27]

Hello Foozi.
Beautiful and interesting macro for this wasp and nest. Composition, colors, details and sharpness are great.Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic picture of this big nest of these wasps. The shape is interesting.
Even the size of the wasp is quite big & i heard that they attack humans when get closed or disturbed. Sometimes it results to death
Captured with good clarity & details. Well done & TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-07 15:46]

Hi Foozi,very interesting collage whit the house and the wasp,great idea and great quality,the macro is the top of details,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Interesting presentation Foozi! Beautiful photos with good composition and wonderful colours. Amazing nest!!

Hello Foozi
Beautiful collage.Lovely document of this species.Sharp and clear,wonderful natural colors,light and details.
Thank You
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,
This is a impressive collage with such exceptional details and clarity.
The texture of the nest the shinning body of the wasp is great.
Thanks for sharing1

Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful colage and interesting documentation, fine details and very beautiful colours
best regards

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