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Just One More
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-12 17:03
Viewed: 3396
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The one vice that wasps seem to have is a love of fruit thats over ripe. This is because at this time of the year the Queen is slowing down in her egg laying so there are not so many grubs to provide the sweet saliva that feeds them so they seek out other sources such a jam and other ripe fruit. these here were my grapes that I was going to have as part of my lunch at work but left the top of the box and by mid-day they had eaten the best of the bunch. the problem with this diet is that it ferments into alcohol so it has some intresting results as they get drunk, and it makes them very woozy (unsteady) to the point of falling over, this is the time when people get stung most by them as they are out of control.Back in the nest the baby new queens will soon be hatching out and leaving the nest and mate with the males that also emerge at this time after this they will be looking for some where to lay-up for the winter so when you find large wasps hidden in corners of shed , cuboards and even in the curtains they are only looking to pass the winter months, those inside a madern house will not surive because the temperature is too high and their food reserves will run out before the end of winter, so carefully move any you find out into a shed or dense climbing plant on the wall of the house.Wasps are usefull creatures during the early part of the season the catch and feed to the grubs a lot of insect pests so they are one of the good guys as far as I am concerned.
Saturation +12 lightness -2
brightness -2 contrast +4
sharpen edges
Burntool to a couple of bright areas where the sun was catching the edges of the body.
crop to size and save to web

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  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-12 17:09]

Wow... impresionante captura Robert.
Oportuno disparo, gran nitidez y perspectiva.
Colores naturales y hermosa composicion.
10 puntos.

Wow... impressive capture Robert.
Opportune shot, great clearness and perspective.
Natural colors and beautiful composition.
10 points.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-12 17:28]

Excellent! Sorry that you must be hungry :-(. But it was worth it. Good details and colour, nice use of the lighting, angle and composition are all very good too. Great note.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-12 17:34]

A very nice capture.
Great composition with nice colours and great DoF.
Nice position of the wasp and with the pieces of fruit spilled out onto the foreground.
Excellent,well done.

Excellente photo de cette guêpe en plein repas.
Belles couleurs et mise au point parfaite.
Félicitations Robert.

Very good Robert
Good details , good sharpness.
Nice colors and good composition
Great note
Good job

This wasp looks enormous. This is a great shot. Clear detail on the focus area. Grapes in BG adds a nice effect to the compo. Great work. Have you got an idea what the two balls of goo in the foreground are?

Fantastic composition Robbert,
Great colours, fantastic job, this is art,
very good job

Honestly, Robert, did you leave the top off your lunchbox *on purpose* to lure the poor wasps to get themselves intoxicated, so you could take advantage of them?? ;-)))
Very sharp and clear capture of this wasp, excellent colours and DOF. I think I'd have cropped from the left up to the grape it's sitting on and also from the bottom.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-13 14:57]

Mitts in the Cookie Jar!! I think this is one of your best pictures, the colours are "just right" to my eyes. And let me tell you, they steal right of the vine, as kid I often got off second best because you do not see the blighters, just feel the pain when you touch one of then on the bunch of grapes you want to pluck for own comsumption.

"Another" macro, funny and well seen, Robert, I like it !

Nice shot that tells a good story...drunk wasps, oh well, must be the binge drinking culture at work again!

Robert, Great one you took here. The dark light in the back stresses the focus on the wasp and grape.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-08-14 14:57]

Amazing shot Rob, almost looks like a still life! Composition, colours and DOF spot on.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-15 1:58]

Good details and colors, nice lighting and composition... Beautifull picture !

I never knew this about wasps, they're imbibing. Fascinating note, Robert, and a great shot. It's so crisp! That wasp certainly was digging in.

Yet another great shot, Rob. I learned all of that about the bees when I developed a severe allergic reaction to their sting. Knowing how they get drunk and aggressive, I had to have the fruit trees removed from my property. I ewspecially like that you included the little bits of discarded grapes, too. It adds to the sense of foraging. Also, rarely do I see a closeup that captures the hairs on a Yellowjacket. This to me indicates a good macro.

wow, drunk again!!!! They used to eat all my peaches. I had a tree from a seed with HUGE round yellow peaches, and bees, wasps, everything, and everyone loved them!

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