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Kiss of Death IV

Kiss of Death IV
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Raynox DCR-250, Digital ISO-80, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 1:36
Viewed: 4206
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This the fourth and last in the "Kiss of Death" series.
Please refer to earlier posts for info on Digger Wasps.

I hope you like it!
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Hello Joe
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect focusing,exposure and POV,Welldone my friend.


Impresionante acercamiento de esa cruza y a la vez bella realidad.
Buen enfoque y profundidad.

A fitting finale to your series, Joe.
My God, the scene is so very graphic and the "kiss" is actually happening here.
The Wasp seems to be in full control of the situation.
The eyes of both the subjects are very well captured.
Well done and TFS.

Hi Joe!

Another perfect capture of your series on the "kiss of death" my friend. I like such capture in action:)
TFS and Cheers,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-29 2:53]

Hi Joe,
very impressive detail and clarity here mate, bet you can't wait to try your new kit this spring eh? The background here is excellent and the composition very good too. Have a good weekend,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-29 3:56]

Hi Joe,

This is a very good sery of close-up. first I like that your photos have insects in action. Despite the fact thet subject was ,oving image quality is very good. Good DOF with nice clear details of the insects. Light is well managed and photo has good natural colors.

Thank you for sharing,

Your wasp is quite persistent in eating that fly Joe, again a good capture with plenty of detail my friend, TFS and regards,

You are good at driving home a point...and point well taken...I hope this isn't going to hex me this summer whilst I am out and about more with healed bones...stalking the wild asparagus!:-)

Ciao Joe,
ancora uno splendido primo piano di questa interessante vespa.
Tecnicamente l'immagine perfetta, come le precedenti.


What A wonderful capture.Brilliant sharpness.Superb deails on the wings of the wasp.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-29 8:58]

Hello Joe,
Very nice shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are excellent.
well done .TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-29 9:31]

HI Joe,this pic is very impressive,wonderfull scene and incredible details,i like a lot the perfection of victim's eyes,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-29 9:44]

Hi Joe,

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my 300th. What a wonderful mini-series this is. This really does look like the kiss of death. Your timing is marvelous. You caught the action perfectly.


Hello Joe,
Fantistic close up in such sharpness, awesome colouration and details in the shot
very well done again
best regards

Hi Joe, I like, I like a lot this splendid capture, wonderful macro of great quality with fascinating scene of death, excellent sharpness and superb details, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-29 11:57]

Hi Joe

Perfect title - what a scene! It looks like a scene out of an old movie where the evil villan has the victim in a terrible embrace...ok too many old movies :)

Wonderful macro work, sharp details, great DOF and wonderful colours



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-29 12:07]

Hi Joe. Hope you have keep the canon powershot if it can turn out this type of shot. excellent detail and colours. great POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-29 12:48]

Hi Joe

Fantastic details captured here from this excellent pose of the predator and prey! Again a terrific work from you and your old and trusty S3 with the Raynox mounted :)
I like the very good close-up that works well ere in almost filling the frame. The DOF selected is spot-on and maintains your subject is exceptional focus while also creating that lovely uniform BG.
Very good use of the natural light, too - which reflects so nicely from they eyes and metallic textures.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-29 15:01]

Hi Joe

One of your best - excellent close-up with superb detail.


Hi Joe,

Great shot
Perfect sharpness with fine details
excellent diaganal composition
beautiful POV and BG

TFS Thijs

Still me my friend,
wowwww, this one is again a fantastic macroshot, realy impressive quality
very well done,

Hi Joe!

I really do, and you lead me into temptation to use the same words as you: I don't like it... I love it! It's an incredible picture, on one hand as far as the technical aspects are concerned, on the other hand concerning the expressiveness. The focus and the sharpness are perfect, the composition and the lighting, too. This is certainly important and adds to the value of the picture, but the emotions it generates are far more valuable.

I would like to congratulate you for this picture.

Kind regards


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-01 2:46]

Joe, Amazing shot. Wonderful clarity and what a sharpness. Ganesh

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 5:52]

Hello Joe,
This was an amazing series, the quality of the images were all top shelf. Little else to say but superb job my friend.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-01 10:47]

Hello joe, yes! Another great shot of that fantastic moment. Very interresting shot with great sharpness and perfect exposure, well done my friend! Thanks!


WOW! As usauk you make wonderfull photos, it is really impresionnant the POV details , sharp, colors, exverything is excellent.

Hello Joe
Perfect picture. Good light. Great sharpness. Very nice detail.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-03 13:02]

Hello Joe,
Another excellent sharp photo. Perfect composition. Great light and natural colours.

Hi Joe,

Another perfect image. All is perfect; composition colors details contrast, all is beautiful. TFS.

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