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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: 2006-08-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 7:11
Viewed: 4590
Points: 24
[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.
Scientific classification: Wasps belong to the order Hymenoptera.

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Hello Sochirca, excellent capture, perfect details, Bg, POV DOF perfect colors, great dof perfect work, TFS KYle

Hello Dan!
Very good shot you got here. On Saturday I was trying to shoot the same exact thing: same kind of wasp on same kind of flower. I couldn't get it right because I couldn't get the wasps to stand out against the background. In your shot the insect stands out nicely against the green, as opposite to the yellow flower. Well done, congratulations,

Hello Sochirca,
Interesting composition & POV. Sharp detail with great color, exposure, and DOF as well..Excellent note,
Very well done.

Salut Dan...great close-up,lovely colours and POV...TFS
O zi buna!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-14 17:05]

Great colours and excellent details. I love the eyes

Attractive composition with its out unusual POV and its lovely trio of pleasing colours: yellow, green and black. Excellent sharpness. Well done.

I did a workshop on it. Please have a look.

Superb colours and light for this very nice macro
Best regards

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-15 15:58]

hi Sochirca
well close up photo. beautiful flower-wasp composition. POV, BG, DOF, colours, details and note are great

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-15 20:31]

Bonjour Sochirca!

Bravo pour l'éclairage,les couleurs et la netteté.

Merci pour l'envoie.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-22 7:43]

Hi Sochirca.
Excellent colourful close-up. Staggering sharpness of wasp. Great colours, DOF and POV. Beautiful flowers and blurriness of BG. Great job. TFS.

Excellent macro, nice detail and color, well taken shot.


Perfecta macro. Hermosos detalles. Buena luz y mejor color. Muy agradable esta composición.
Saludos, JL.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-16 14:53]

Hello Sochirca, very intersting wasp. I'm not sure I've seen this one before. The details nad colours are really good and it's a good composition. Well done.

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