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Wasp verse Bare Foot

Wasp verse Bare Foot
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-17 19:24
Viewed: 3664
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found tonight unfortunately in our Bathroom by my wife Terry who stood on this German Wasp(Vespula germanica)with a bare foot with the usual result she got stung (OUCH):0((((( and it got slightly squashed.
I think it is going to be a wasp year as I have already seen a lot of other queens looking for nesting places, a lot seem to have made it through the winter. I have even seen a Queen hornet yesterday so I am looking forward to getting some of these later in the season.
This shot is probably notible only for the fact it is the 1st image I have posted worked up from a raw file.
Shot on top of my desk lite by my desk lamp a sheet of aluminium as a reflector to push the light backand also the on board flash set to +1.0.
Taken in manual mode adjusting the settings and reveiwing as I went.
Raw file edited in Rawshoot essenials 2006 saved as a Tiff and cropped and sharpened in PS (CS)
Save as a Jpeg with Save As to preserve the Exif data
hope you like. Just off to check she is still alright

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-17 23:54]
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Hi Rob
That surely was the end of the road for this one. I like the originality of the posting. Not your normal in flight, pollen collecting, nectar feeding, or copulating shot, but on its back, short of a wing, rather flat and lifeless specimen who has done his last bit of damage.
You sure had no problem here with an over active insect that would not sit still for the photo.
Well done and TFS.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-05-22 10:41]


Good detail, lighting and Composition shown in this pic. TFS,

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