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Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-05 3:20
Viewed: 3427
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my second picture of Paper Wasps working on their nest. I've tried LP format this time. How I came to take this close-up picture has been narrated in the note with the first one. Hope you find this version interesting.


The name "paper wasps" typically refers to members of the vespid subfamily Polistinae, though it often colloquially includes members of the subfamilies Vespinae (hornets and yellow-jackets) and Stenogastrinae, which also make nests out of paper. Twenty-two species of Polistes paper wasps have been identified in North America and approximately 300 species have been identified worldwide. The most common paper wasp in Europe is Polistes dominula. The Old World tribe Ropalidiini contains another 300 species, and the neotropical tribes Epiponini and Mischocyttarini each contain over 250 more, so the total number of true paper wasps worldwide is about 1100 species, almost half of which can be found in the neotropics.


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Very different with those fro Europe.
Interesting picture Ram.

Thanks for sharing.

hallo Ram
nice picture of the family wasp
good sharpness and nice details to see
gr lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-05 9:24]

Hello Ram,
Very nice portrait of the paper's wasp family.Very good details and colors. Interesting note.Thanks for posting.Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-05 14:51]

Hi Ram,a second beautiful specie about this family at work,i like the curious large format,the sharpness and the colors are perfects like in your other post from this nest.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-06 18:00]

Hello Ram,
You have presented to us another attractive image of your beautiful Wasps. The focus is sharp throughout the entire frame due to your choice of an f/22 aperture. I see at least one of the larva has already reached a fairly good size. TFS.

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