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Hi! Now move out of my face!


Hi! Now move out of my face!
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700, Cokin 58mm close-up +3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-03 8:08
Viewed: 3908
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi! I'm the European hornet, although people with entomological knowledge call me Vespa crabro.
I'm the largest wasp in Europe, and I'm as "tall" as 35mm! We, like you people, are social insects, ruled by a queen and she's the only female of our clan. The rest of us are males or workers. We look almost alike (could you tell what am I?).
Now move away and don't come closer because, although I'm quite peaceful and nonagressive, my sting is really painful and I won't hesitate to use it on you if you disturb me or come too close to my nest.
Better watch my elegant flight from a safer distance.

schnoopie, marhowie, mirceax, Luis52, Alex99, Royaldevon, Patleboss has marked this note useful
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Hi Petru,
nice shot with a very unusual POV
The head of the wasp is perfectly sharp.

Well done
Tatjana

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-10-03 10:16]

Hi Petru,
An interesting POV you have managed here!
Good to see you!

Buna Petru,
Superba insecta asta, vara asta am gasit si eu un cuib in Ro si am fost tare bucuros sa-i pot fotografia, dar din pacate dupa o saptamana cand m-am intors un "om de bine distrusese cuibul",nu stiu cu ce l-or fi suparat.Am ramas doar cu cateva poze luate in graba.
Ce imi place la poza asta sunt detaliile foarte fain prinse ce scot in evidenta mandibulele uriase, focus foarte bun deasemenea.
Felicitari !

Mircea

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-03 23:31]

Hi petru,

A nice capture of this big stinger,I posted as well a hornet a few months ago,good sharpness and DOF,nice camerawork,tfs

Paul

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-06 17:59]

Hola Petru. La cabeza de esta Abeja es muy nitida y con hermosos colores y alta definicion. Gran nitidez. Luis52.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-19 9:34]

Hi Petru.
Amazing close-up picture with very interesting your POV and wasp's POV. Excellent sharpness of the image and very effective (I think) flash light. Shot is composed very well too. Excellent job and TFS.
Alexei.

Hello Petru,

Great POV! I like the very close detail you have achieved not only on the insect but also on the leaf! Good notes!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your kind words on 'Fiery Farewell'!

Hello Petru, what a splendid macro shot, very clear and perfect focus, wonderfull colors, lovely diagonal composition,
very well done
friendly,
Pat

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