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Shy model
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Copyright: Monika MvJ (thistle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200, Nikkor ED 38-114 F/2.8-4.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/64 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-26 5:33
Viewed: 3262
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
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Just a common Hornet feeding on pear.
There is old pear tree inmy parents garden and in late summer it has plenty of sweet yellow fruits.

When the pears fall from the tree many insect come to feed on them. You can always find there little black ants, flies, wasps and of course hornets. When the fruits begin to decay butterflies came to feed on them (mostly Red Admirals, but also other species). Even bees from my father beehives love sweet pears. In late summer it's hard to find nectar, and for sure they prefer to fly few meters and bring some juice than spend hours searching for any flower that still blooms.

The hornet on photo, was cleaning his legs and horns from sweet juice. The leg covering part of faces gives him a bit shy look.

Photo have been taken at night and the black BG is original.

dew77, Janice, Manu_b, livios, marhowie, Libor, liquidsunshine, Signal-Womb, wallhalla15, red45, cedryk, PDP has marked this note useful
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-26 5:52]

Nice one Monika, very sharp macro of the hornet. I like your composition, showing only part of the insect. Well shown, and thank you for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-26 5:54]

Hello Monika!
Very nice capture.POV,colors,sharpness,details,framing and composition are wonderful.TFS...;-)

Superb Macro !

I like the Composition, lightning, contrast. Very creative.

Well done Monika !

Hi Monika,
Very nice macro!
Excellent sharpness, good lighting,
nice framing.

Hi Monika,
I really like this macro. The composition and framing are excellent. The lighting is what really makes this shot with the strong light that falls off to the dark.

Hi Monika, wonderful, hornets are so beautiful, but everybody is frightened of them. So you were very brave, congratulations.
And I like your headline together with the pretty shot. 1 Month ago I also had 2 shots of a hornet here, perhaps you have seen it. She let me come very near and so I think, they are not agressive. Have a wonderful day, best wishes and greetings, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-26 9:48]

Monika, the fellow above seems terrifying.

Another stunning capture by you. Excellent sharpness, great use of flash. I like the natural bg too.

Very good detail and sharpness seen in this head shot Monika. Well composed and a great effect with this black night time BG. Well done & Thank You.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-26 12:24]

Excellens shot Monika. Very arty and brilliant POV. Well composed and good exposure. Yet again, a very original shot from your hand. Well done & TFS!


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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-26 12:52]

Hi Monika
Excellent macro shot
perfect detail,saturation is gread
I like it very much
TFS Libor :o)

Very nice shot Monika,
Well composed, good detail and I love the low POV. Perfect colours, sharpness, lighting and photographer:)!!
Thanks for posting, have a good evening.

Well Monika I love your gallery because its different, you are always thinking of new ways. Love the detail, strong side light and of course the black background. 7/10 Nice work.

bonsoir monica
bravo ,c'est une belle photo.

Great macro Monika. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. WEll done. - I haven´t saw a hornet this year. :-(

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-26 17:14]

Eye to eye with predator ;-) I like hornet's pose - it looks like owner of this pear. Great colours and BG. Everything sharp and detailed. Very good post!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-27 2:29]

Cześć Moniko,
bdb makro, fajnie złapana ta "buźka", bdb ostrość i kolory. Podoba mi się ta praca jak wszystkim tutaj.
Pozdr. Al.

El fondo negro le va muy bien :D. Yo hubier puesto un flash por la derecha con menos potencia que el de la derecha y una por detrás para dar relieve a la abeja. Un gran trabajo :D

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-29 14:56]

Great picture! I love the light and composition. One of the nicest I've seen here! Best greetings! Michal

Nice close up of this hornet with excellent composition. Your getting more daring(lol). Paul :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-08 13:17]

Well hello Monika, this is a very good shot. I love the pose of the hornet and the colours and subdued lighting give it an interesting mood. Very nice work.

Good to see you again too.


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