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Vespa vetulina

Vespa vetulina
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Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, 200 f4_nikkor
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-22 13:17
Viewed: 1599
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vespa vetulina is colonizing my area (North of Spain) quickly.
Hunting bees very effectively. Hovering in front of a bee hive until it arrives. Catch the Bee, takes it to a twig where beheads him empty the abdomen and thorax is carried to the nest to feed the larvae.
Will have to see what it means for the ecosystem.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-22 13:53]

Hello Roberto,
Great macro of this bee in flight. Fantastic sharpness and details in splendid light. A beauty!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-09-22 14:47]

Hola Roberto. Que buen macro nos compartes con este avispón volando. Con lo difícil que es sacarlos volando y tu nos lo muestras con una calidad y foco impresionantes. Enhorabuena por la foto y esperamos que estos no prosperen aquí en España y dejen a nuestras abejas en paz par que podamos seguir teniendo buena miel. Un cordial saludo.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-22 18:23]

Hello Roberto,
What a great inflight image of this large Asian Wasp. Focus is tac sharp and colors are well saturated yet natural. Capturing any insect this sharp while inflight is very difficult, but you did it very nicely. Great shot!!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-09-22 22:17]

Hola Roberto
Excelente foto, con buena luz y foco perfecto que permiten ver los detalles. El fondo borroso resalta al sujeto.


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-09-22 23:19]

excellent timing and nicely photographed. interesting flight details. tfs.

Hello Roberto- Very well captured this Flying Vespa. Not an easy task to frame this fast flying insect! Nice focus with natural colour. Blurry wings showing its speed. Good work. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-23 4:36]

Hi Roberto,fantastic in flight capture of this small bee,a very professional work and a very very difficult pic,made with great sharpness and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Roberto. Great time! Perfect details and focus with brilliant colours.


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