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Wild thing ... don't run in panic!!!

Wild thing ... don't run in panic!!!
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2776 W: 181 N: 4796] (19365)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP 90mm 1:2.8 Di - Macro 1/1
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 3), Photo Collage at TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-26 6:44
Viewed: 4828
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a European hornet (Vespa crabro).
It's the largest European eusocial wasp.

Female hornets are 25 to 35 mm long, while males and workers are smaller. They are closely related to ants and bees. Hornet's hind wings join to the fore wings with a row of tiny hooks. Like most nest building insects, hornets are very protective, so people think they are aggressive stingers.

Have you heard it takes seven hornet stings to kill a horse, three an adult human and two a child? This is an old myth so the next time you see a hornet don't run in panic or beat it mercilessly.
Most people consider hornets dangerous and even the sound of their buzz causes fear and panic. The hornet has become a rare site in Germany because so many people went out of their way to kill these guys. What people don't realize is that these guys are peaceful animals, even shier than honey bees. That's not to say they make great pets. But people who are striking out in fear are those most likely to be stung.

I hope you like my hornet, nothing happened, she was very friendly and a nice model ;-)

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Great, fantastic presentation of hornet. All the photos are perfect. And my favorite is the macro portrait shot :-)
Best wishes

Good Morning Sabine.
This is an outstanding collection of shots..I like the the full-face closeup best of course, very dramatic :)
Excellent work!

Hi Sabine,
a very nice collage of the hornet.
Very nice colurs but some pictures lack a bit in focus.
I also like the big one best.
WEll done, my friend.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-11-26 7:09]

Fantastic collection,details are excellent!!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-26 7:10]

Hi Sabine,
Excellent collage thas show us this wasp from every angle. Big face is terrible! Wonderful colors and perfect details that makes a attractive poster.
TFS, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-26 7:14]

Hi Sabine.
Very nice work. I like every view. Perfect colour palette. Colours well saturated, rich and beautiful. All images well detailed and sharp. Lighting is delicate an attractive. My best regards and TFS.

hi sabine,
another wonderful post from you,
excellent compilation, the details captured are jst great,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-11-26 7:26]

Spectaculaire montage et très bon détails.


These are very amazing picture Sabine. All of them are very clear, sharp and well saturated. This is a beautiful montage with very nice colors and POV of this friendly model ;) Well done. TFS,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-26 8:14]

Hello Sabine,
A really excellent presentation showing all profiles of this hornet - amazing antennae, superb details and great colours. The close-up is fantastic!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-26 8:20]

Excellent Hornet collage, Sabine!
The face close-up is superb, the light even allowing a good view of the structure of the compound eye.
I like hornets a lot. They are considered a good habitat indicator. I appreciate your note too.
Wielen dank!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-26 8:28]

Hallo Sabine,
imposantes Gesicht. Die beissfähigen Mandibeln sind gut sichtbar. Bedingt durch den Blitz wird die Feinstruktur der Augenoberfläche sichtbar. Das große Bild gefällt mir am besten.
Hattest du diesesmal keine Angst vor einer Attacke? Oder gilt das nur für Spinnen?
Schöne Grüße und einen perfekten Fenstereinbau vor dem eventuell 'einbrechenden' Winter.

Hi Sabine,
An amazing study of the Vespa crabo.
Good pictures.
Well done...

Hi Wonderful collage of this hornet, I like the close up as well as the full profile shot.
Great work
TFS and Happy clicking
Goutham R

Hi Sabine,

It's a beauty, excellent shots, colors. I like the big one.


Everything about a hornet becomes as clear as the daylight after looking at the four facets of the creature presented here, Sabine. Each component image is better than the other, though the large facial close-up takes the cake here, as the saying goes.
Thanks for bringing out this delightful collage from your archives and sharing it with us.


Great display of thi shornet,

excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect composed and capture photo,

TFS kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-26 10:49]

Hallo Sabine,
zum Glueck sind Wespen in wirklichkeit viel kleiner sonst wuerde ich wirklich davonlaufen. Echt stark diese Collage. Herrliche Macroaufnahmen.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-11-26 11:35]

Hi Wishnu,
Very impressive macro shot!
Details are great and so are the colors.
well done and TFS!!

Bonjour Sabine
Ce sont d"excellentes prises de vue avec ces beaux macros en portrait! Grande composition et belles couleurs, . Merci pour le partage .
bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-26 13:01]

Hello Sabine,
Amazing close ups.My favr. is right one,face and eyes are excellent.I liked warm lighting and presentation a lot.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-11-26 13:09]

Hi Sabine,
Dast ist wunderbach:))
Lovely details,colors and sharpness.
Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-26 13:30]

Originales compos, buenos detalles y presentacion sobresaliente, maravillosos detalles. saludos

bonjour sabine
cette macro est exceptionnelle,
le travail de collage est tres bon mais ce que ce prefere c'est la vue de face sur laquelle on voit les facettes des yeux.

Hi Sabine,

Lovely collage with superb sharp details and colours
Exellent work

TFS Thijs

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-11-26 15:55]

Une vrai leçon d'entomologie. Excellent.
Bonne journée.

Estupenda composición, perfectos los detalles. Los colores son realmente hermosos. ¡Vaya avispa!
Gracias por compartir.
Cordiales saludos, JL.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-26 17:59]

Hi Sabine,

Great shots of this hornet,well captured and normally not so modelling here in the north,well done and TFS


Absolutely perfect. Every single one of this collage is presented with good sharpness and clarity.
I especially like the frontal view, and i guess that is why u made it the biggest. Man, this looks so alien!
Good one. really.. nice colors too!

Hello Sabine,
So thats what the look like through your lens!
Superb details, in particular the eyes in the large image...
Great colours all over and the montage is cleverly done!
Pablo -

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-27 2:51]

Hello Sabrine!

No need to read signature - at first sight at thumbnail I knew that this is your photo :-) Amazing collage. Perfect macros, great POVs. What I like most is light and intense colours.

Hi Sabine,
I cannot imagine if this hornet is as big as human, must be very, very, very scary thing to encounter.
Excellent macro shot. Super sharpness, excellent details.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Sabine,
She might have been a nice model, but far from being TN next super model....I prefer the lovely look of a ladybird....just kidding. The colage is really spectacular and I am just amazed how close you were able to get. The details are perfect.

Hallo Sabine,
imposante Collage von einem zu Unrecht gefürchteten Insekt. Ich hatte noch im Oktober eine Nest entdeckt. Leider war ich zu der Zeit ohne Kamera. - Sehr gute scharfe, detailiert Einzelaufnahmen. Insgesamt eine sehr schöne Arbeit. Danke Dir.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-11-27 12:26]

Hi Sabine
Nice collage of this hornet. Good composition. Good colours, light, sharpnes, details in all.
Well done mf..


Superb collage study Wıshnu,
Gut gemacht mein lieber freund.Shöne arbeit.Gratuliere!
Herzliche grüsse!


Hola Wishnu,
Que gran presentación de estes supermacro, se ve hasta los mas mínimos detalles. Un cordial saludo

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-28 5:39]

Excelente composición Sabine permitiéndonos obtener un panorama completo de este insecto, con agudeza, intensos colores, y perfecto control de la iluminación incluyendo el uso del flash.
La foto principal con los detalles de su cabeza son maravillosos, realmente.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Excellent composition Sabine allowing us to obtain a complete panorama of this insect, with sharpness, intense colors, and perfect control of the illumination including the use of the flash.
The main picture with the details of its head is wonderful, really.
My best greetings... Ricardo

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-11-28 6:13]

Cze¶æ. Piêkny zestaw, doskona³a robota. Zdjêcia dobre , ostre i ³adne kolorystycznie. Pozdrawiam Robert.

Bırrrr!!! Oh my God!
Great macro.. Beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing.

Great subject Sabine! Love these hornets! Even the facets on the eyes can be seen here! Superb details on the face and completely teaching post here!

A great presentation Wishnu with different perspective and sharp details in each case. I love the details of the compound eye in the upper right image. Very well done..

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-28 20:31]

Nice to see the magic you are weaving here, Sabine
Superb composition with stunning colours and details

Hallo Sabine,
packende Begegnung mit dieser Hornisse, kühn fotografiert, und mit Sinn für Drama und Spannung vorzüglich arrangiert.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-01 13:46]

Well it certainly looks scary this close up! excellent collection os sharp shots with wonderful colours. I love the fact you have every POV here

PT all out today



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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-12-02 13:59]

it's a fantastic piece of art you made here Sabine,
great shots, very nice in one shot, very good job, good luck by the renovation of your house.
gr. jaap

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-03 13:10]

Outstanding presentation of this hornet. Excellent exposure giving us beautiful, accurate and well saturated colors. Focus is razor sharp in large image giving us incredible detail.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-12-21 2:51]

Magnifique présentation, excellent collage et beaux détails
image parfaite
bravo et merci


Hello Sabine,
Superb set of shots!
If they were that big as it seems looking on your picture, I would run in panic! ;-)
I know they aren't as bad as they look but still I'm always careful having one anywhere close.
As for the pictures, perfect quality and colours. I especially love the portrait. Superb details!
Very well done!

Hi Wishnu Garuda;wonderfull shot,great frame,nice colors,regards...

A great collection of macros! The front view is just marvellous. Great work!


PS: I know this isn't a bang of a comment, but anyway....

I was bit three time in a day by them.
isn't so lovely!

they did a great work for nature (a nest eat 1 kg of insect a day) but when I heard their sound I go away. quickly).


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