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Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp
GregoryB


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Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Firetrail near home
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Snapshot, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

Viewed: 437
Comments: 23
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Taken on the firetrail about 3pm - focal length 400mm

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03/19/2010 07:17:31 AM
I love this position on this -- the plant it so interesting and so is he -- nice find!
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01/07/2009 12:58:29 AM
Great perspective
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04/05/2008 12:50:12 AM
I can't stop looking at this. The detail is absolutely amazing!!!! I really like how the wasp and flowers pop against that darker background.
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04/04/2008 09:48:59 AM
What makes this shot for me is the size of the thing and those colors. The deep blue on the body works great with that dark background. It's going to be a good month to see you give that lens a workout.
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04/03/2008 04:42:24 PM
Very nice macro.
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04/02/2008 02:11:29 PM
i like the bold colors
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04/02/2008 05:34:42 AM
Ahh I see now it's Roz, Katee and Greg out walking on the firetrail now! Nice macro image great to see something so close up that I would never have the opportunity to before.
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04/01/2008 08:00:19 PM
That's kinda cool...his body blends into the stems and looks as if there is one contiguous circle. There is a blue tint to the blacks in the image on my monitor; perhaps bringing down the blue curve could help. Good clarity.
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04/01/2008 05:49:02 PM
Ah Ha u are on the fire trail.. Very cool image..
The brightness makes this pop..
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04/01/2008 03:51:24 PM
I like the composition on this one
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04/01/2008 03:31:04 PM
Very cool how the wasp closes the loop to form the triangle of sorts. The eye looks like a cut jewel - never knew that of wasps before.
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04/01/2008 03:17:38 PM
I think you are mistaken, Greg. He's a real wasp. :>) Nice macro, though a little bright on the highlights (probably due to the time of day). Interesting composition - almost a full circle.
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04/01/2008 02:17:52 PM
You guys find such interesting things on that firetrail! I love the "pose" and the nice details!
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04/01/2008 01:56:37 PM
OHmy!!! Between you and Roz, I am so looking forward to an up close and personal look at that fire trail. This is awesome! Except now I'm even more sick that I can't afford a macro lens for a while yet. :)

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04/01/2008 12:56:33 PM
Neat the shape that is formed by insect & flowers. The hairy little legs make my skin 'crawl" ! I love the rich blue of your BG. (nice ta see Ya, greg !)
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04/01/2008 11:51:07 AM
This is very nice... the sharpness, the colors, the composition... good work!
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04/01/2008 10:42:20 AM
Great to see you here Greg! I know why you shot this at 400mm, these things sting like a bastard!!! : ) He has an almost alien look about him!
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04/01/2008 09:13:17 AM
Great focus and nice colour contrast!
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04/01/2008 08:46:24 AM
WOW WOW WOW another great macro from that amazing firetrail..... I think I know someone else who embrases a fire trail to take amazing macros.....

I really love the way the wasp is really clinging to the flowers for balamce to devour any food it can find. The detail is excellent..... Well done mate.....

I so look forward to seeing many more images from you in this side challenge.....
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04/01/2008 06:47:17 AM
I'm astonished how jewel-like this wasps eye looks - that's truly interesting.

The colours so rich are great.
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04/01/2008 06:27:33 AM
love the way it looks like he's nearly embracing that 'flower' and hanging on the other one with his hind legs .. the dark blue colouring in the background is very dramatic and interesting .. especially combined with the blue of his body and the yellow/green of the plants .. great contrasts ..
also the bug and the plant he's on form a very pleasing design in the frame . :)xx
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04/01/2008 06:13:21 AM
Wow, I love how caught this little guy. Great focus.
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04/01/2008 05:45:24 AM
Very cool shot! I myself am petrified of stinging bees and biting wasps and would have never pulled off such a wonderful shot.
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