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Hornets eyes

Hornets eyes
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6, Raynox DCR-250
Exposure: f/32, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-21 8:54
Viewed: 3090
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Here we do have a close-up picture of the hornets eyes. When I did this series I was first quite afraid to get close enough and 10 cm is really close. But then I recognized that these insects didn't bother about me and I was cool with taking some pictures.

There is another macro-shot of this hornet taken while it was easting windfalls.

You can find more informations about this species here.



Auf diesem Bild sieht man eine Nahaufnahme von Hornissenaugen. Als ich diese kleine Serie geschossen habe, war ich zuerst ziemlich besorgt nahe genug heranzukommen und 10cm ist sehr nahe. Aber als ich bemerkte, dass die Insekten sich gar nicht um mich kümmerten, konnte ich entspannt einige Bilder machen.

Eine weitere Makroaufnahme von dieser Hornisse findet man im Workshop. Es zeigt den tief im Fallobst vertieften Kopf einer Hornisse bei der Nahrungsaufnahme.

Mehr Informationen dieser Wespenart findet man hier.

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Hello Helmut
Very interesting riewpoint and beautiful image.Excellent exposure and depth of colours.
Best regards

Hello Helmut,
A great macro capture taken from an exceptional POV. I like a lot the symmetry, colours and DOF. Well done!

Hi Helmut,

Great macro shot!
Fine details of the eyes & good sharpness with nice colors.
The workshop picture is nice too.
Well done & TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-21 13:01]

Hello Helmut.
Excellent macro shot. Superb eye focus and great clarity. The color tones and the lighting is perfect to this shot. Thanks for sharing this beauty.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-21 14:56]

Hi Helmut,
Great macro shot taken from excellent POV.Nice colors and excellent details...
Have a nice weekend!...

Impressive eyes Helmut! Beautiful and interesting photo!

Ciao Helmut, fantastic portrait with amazing details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-22 1:03]

Hi Helmut,
Excellent macro work. Nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-22 9:15]

Impressive macro shot, Helmut!
Fantastic detail and splendid colours!
Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-22 15:40]

Hi Helmut,spectacular macro and excellent result,very nice idea and high saturation as i like,your lens show us all the muscles today..eheeheh...Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-22 22:36]

Bonjour Helmut,
Image impressionnante.
je ne pensais pas que l'on pouvait s'approcher aussi près pour effectuer un gros plan de frelon aussi proche..
Très bien fait.

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-25 20:35]

Hello Helmut,

Beautiful face-on macro of this hornet's head. The colors are of the purest form, magnification of the highest quality & the impressive sharpness has revealed the finest of detail.



Ciao Helmut. Impressive portrait. Beautiful natural colours and very good details.


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