|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-10-10|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-10-13 1:03|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Vespula vulgaris, known as the common wasp, is a wasp found in various regions of the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, India, China, New Zealand, and Australia. It is sometimes known as the European wasp; this name is also used for the species Vespula germanica, which is also known as the German wasp. It is also sometimes referred to as the “common yellow-jacket”. It was discovered in 2010 that wasps in North America thought to be Vespula vulgaris are actually a different species, Vespula alascensis.|
Vespula vulgaris is an eusocial vespid that builds its grey paper nest in or on a structure capable of supporting it. A foundress queen searches for a hollow tree, wall cavity, rock crevice or even a mammal-made hole to build a nest. One colony cycle lasts for approximately 6–11 months and each colony cycle consists of around 3000~8000 larvae.
The extraordinarily good adaptation skill of Vespula vulgaris makes it possible to live in a wide range of habitats, from torrential areas to artificial environments such as gardens and human structures. However, this species, along with other wasp species such as Vespula germanica, has immensely impacted the lives of many humans, especially those in New Zealand and Australia, as its activities pose a great threat to people. These wasps are the main culprits of damage to fruits and stings to people, adversely affecting tourism and hindering outdoor activities.(Wikipedia)
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- [2015-10-13 2:38]
Hi Siggi,very very difficult pic,an excellent in flight capture with the best DOF on the eye to see the best details there,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-10-13 2:48]
Difficult capture of Vespa in flight. Good focus on the head, nice blurring BG leading the eye to to the subject. It is an artistic shot very beautiful.
une mangifique composition, une capture en vol, pas facile à faire.
nice picture in flight with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
- [2015-10-13 18:36]
Capturing an insect while inflight is extremely hard to do, you managed quite well. Not perfectly in focus due to a lack of DOF, but still very presentable with the front end crisp and clear. This is much better then any inflight shot of a bee or wasp that I've ever gotten. Well done!!
Very difficult shot. Quite well captured. Good details and well focus on frontal portion. Perfect BG.
Thanks for sharing,
excellent capture of this flying wasp, superb focus on the head with great details, very beautiful colors and light
Have a good night