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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 5:22
Viewed: 4804
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Wasp is the common name for any of approximately 25,000 insects that have well-defined life stages, separated by a distinct metamorphosis, the adult having a narrow waist between the first and second abdominal segments. About 16,000 species of wasps are parasitic, feeding on the bodies or eggs of other insects or of spiders.
Many different kinds of wasps exist, with widely varying habits and structural characteristics. They may be divided into the social wasps and the solitary wasps. Social wasps include the hornets, the yellow jackets, and the large, mahogany-colored wasps known as the paper wasps; they live in communities consisting of males, females, and sterile workers. The solitary wasps, including the mud daubers, potter wasps, and digger wasps, produce no workers and build individual nests.

Wasps vary greatly in size. Some of the parasitic wasps are so small that several may develop in a small insect egg. Other species can reach a body length of about 5 cm (about 2 in). The female and worker wasps have a sting, which is used to attack their prey or to protect them against enemies. Wasp venom, or poison, contains histamine and a factor that dissolves red blood cells. A wasp sting can be fatal to a sensitive person. Desensitization can be accomplished by injections of antigen extracts.

Although adult wasps are largely carnivorous, or meat eaters, some also eat vegetable matter, such as overripe fruit. As a rule, young wasps are fed entirely on other insects or insect remains. Several species have economic importance, because they are among the pollinators of commercial crops, and because some feed on such destructive caterpillars as the corn-ear worm and army worm. A species that is native to Africa is known to prey on the eggs of the rhinoceros beetle, an insect that causes immense damage in coconut-growing regions. Many parasitic varieties, which lay their eggs in the body or egg of the host, are useful in the control of some harmful pests such as aphids, codling moths, and bollworms.

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Wow, very nice shot, close-up detail is impressive. I'm not too sure about the framing, which cuts a piece of the wasp.

Thanks for sharing.

Une photo de belle qualité aux superbes couleurs.

really nice close up photo, POV is excellent, also the saturation and DOF, but I'm not really like the framing, thanks for the grat notes

Hello Dan,
You bring here very close-up shot of this wasp.
Excellent focusing and details here, and personally I love this overall colouration very much.
Well presented and TFS,
Regards, kevin

Hi Sochirca,
Beautiful picture with great Yellow and perfect sharpness. Focus is perfect and generated bokeh of green and yellow is looking good. The style of frame is very attractive.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Sochirca,
wonderful macro shot of the wasp sipping neatar and playing its role in maintaing the ecological balance. lovely colours, beautiful composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-29 1:40]

Hi Sochirca,
Just marking it to come back later with a proper critique.

Hi Sochirca,

Great shot
excellent focus on the head
lovely colors and compo

TFS And Happy new Year

Nice warm colors and sharp detail Dan.
Happy New Year!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-06 3:36]

Hello Sochirca, Nice shot and such a contrast. The yellow with the fly is so beautiful. Well done.Ganesh

Beautiful shot! The diagonal compiosition, bright yellow colours above blurry greening bg, all look great.

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