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*My Breakfast-Sub-Way Foot Long*

*My Breakfast-Sub-Way Foot Long*
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-28
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 1:47
Viewed: 4206
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Due to my son's studies and preoccupied with the ERP implementation, I dont get the time to shoot outdoor. So happy to shoot inside my colony and that too in the park opposite to my house. I take extra care to preserve the nature and also participate actively in the planatation thereby getting to see and photograph a lot of insect.

I saw this wasp having its breakfast and I was thoroughly enjoying the painful moment the caterpillar was into. I was asking myself why I was not intefering and rather enjoying. I then immediately tried to push the wasp but the caterpillar met its destiny. Perhaps we should let the nature go the way it is rather than trying to interfer. It was rather painful but finally I accepted it. As someone simply put it "Survival of the Fittest" Thank you for reading the note.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera

Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 50/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-02-28 12:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 252 kb

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Hi MF Ganesh, today Neighbour:)
A great action macro capture. Amazingly details and sharpnes. TFS and have a great Sunday!

Namastay Ganesh,
What a great shot you have for us today!
Despite the very bright light,and reflective surfaces,you've managed a great capture of this colourful wasp with its prey.
Thats certainly a mouthful,or two,for it.
(I know...they actually drink them really)
An excellent shotand good note.
Cheers & TFS,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-01 2:59]

Hello Ganesh,
Color, lighting, detail, sharpness depth of field are exceptionally good.
Absolutely fabulous image showing nature's cycle of life. predator and prey.
Best regards Siggi

Wow, I never imagined a Wasp could feed on a Caterpillar, Ganesan!
Your picture is razor sharp with very rich and saturated colours. You are using your macro lens with professional ease.
Well done and TFS.

Hahaha, Ganesh, great title today ;-)
I would be shocked if they will serve this dinner at Subway now ...
That moment is fantastic, great work, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of this beautiful wasp carrying a caterpillar to lay eggs in it and the baby wasps will feed upon it and grow big More Info. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Ganesh
beautiful composition
great sharpness
and great colours
greeting lou

Hola Ganesh,
A good predator-prey relationship captured rather expertly from a good vantage point with a razor-sharp image of the subjects and with great detail. TFS this purely natural scene my friend.

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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2009-03-01 8:27]

This shot is kind of amazing NG. I never knew that a caterpillar could fall prey to a wasp!!

Brilliant picture.

Hi Ganesh,
Nice macro shot. I like sharp focus on the wasp. Nice light falling on it displays beautiful colors. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-01 12:30]

Hi Garnesh. This is nature everything has to eat .This is fine close up of the wasp and its food. Great detail and natural colours. Good luck to your son on his studies. TFS.

Ciao Ganesh, fantastic wasp with wonderful colors, great action shoot with fine details and superb sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-01 13:08]

Hi Ganesh,
Excellent close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp image.POV,colors,lighting and exposure are also wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Precioso trabajo Narayanan;
El conjunto es de gran belleza por los colores, formas y encuadre. Oportunidad para captar también a la oruga. Buena luz y profundidad.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-01 15:50]

Hi Ganesh,

Has Subway come to India? I don't remember seeing any when I was there. Perfect title for this truly excellent shot of the wasp devouring the caterpillar. The sharp details are truly amazing and the colors are magnificent. You captured the moment perfectly in a fine composition.


Lovely shot Narayan. I think the wasp sucks the liquid and then leaves the worm or catepillar to die. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-02 22:10]

Hello again Ganesh,
A great capture of this large wasp with its caterpillar prey taken from a fine frontal POV with great sharpness and DOF to show the wasp and caterpillar with excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,
Best wishes,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-03 2:48]

Hi Ganesh,
I see your macro lens giving you some fantastic results. A very well seen shot with excellent action.The colours and the details on the wasp is most wonderful to look at.Very impressive shot.

Well done.
TFS and cheers

  • vorpal Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 13] (48)
  • [2009-03-11 16:16]

Yes, unfortunately we should rarely interfere with wild nature Narayanan, we all have our purpose in life. Great scene you have here, I like the title also, lol. DOF, focus, lighting and sharpness are all great!

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