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Polistes fastidiotus II

Polistes fastidiotus II
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-01 0:55
Viewed: 3254
Points: 14
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Polistes fastidiotus

Identification: Medium to Large ( body length 18-26mm ),distinctive and easily recognized, reddish brown with 2 longitudinal yellow lines on last part of thorax. Wings brown,dark-tipped.
Biology: As for family.
Habitat: Diverse.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200, aperture priority mode
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To devildoc: great photo ...butmwmod99 1 10-03 22:45
To williewhistler: hot spotmwmod99 1 10-02 11:03
To ellis49: acurate white balance?drchoneydew 4 10-01 17:49
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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-01 3:26]

Bonjour George,
Une très belle image de cet insecte au doux nom de Polistes fastidiotus. Grande netteté et magnifiques couleurs.
Du très beau travail

Ciao George, great macro of lovely wasp with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Sil

Hi George,
Love this Paper wasp. It's clear, colorful and sharp. Nice frontal POV to catch the face and eyes. Good use of flash here. Excellant.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-01 5:54]

This image is splendid, George!
Great sharpness, fine detail and splendid colors.
Looks like a three-dimensional image!

looks like a three-dimensional image

Hi friend George,
very good sharpness and point of view. Many details. Great composition. Nice natural colours. Perfect post production work.
Thanks for sharing,

  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2011-10-01 7:22]
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Hallo friend George,
I hope you are doing well.
This a standard mwmod99 macro shot, great sharpness, well exposed with accurate White Balance. As usual a high class image,
Fine work.

Hello George,
True to your standard, another immaculate image. Excellent work here my friend.

Hello George,
A very interesting species of insects. The colors, details, and sharpness are splendid.
Again using the flash was a very good idea.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi George.
As usually high quality. Interesting species. Perfect sharpness and a lot of details.
Have a nice Sunday.
Thanks for your warm critique!

interesting colourful polistes, TFS Ori

Hello George,the vertical pose combined with pin point detail signify a top quality submission.
I notice that you have used flash,is this the cause of the slight hot spot on the thorax ?
Regards Les.

  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-02 11:20]

Hello George,
I must say for a wasp this one is probably the most colorful one I have ever seen. Looks like he took turns dipping his hind end in red, yellow and white paint cans.
You managed to capture some excellent detail and beautiful coloration. Your choice of an f/13 aperture resulted in great DOF. Well done!!

Great macro George! Interesting and beautiful subject, excellent composition, amazing colours and impressive sharpness.

Hi George,
This is a great photo ... BUT although no one else said so, do you think it is a bit too over sharpened? It looks like it was just taken out of the deep freeze and is in the process of thawing out! Especially with the upside down claw (a most unnatural position for a live insect) and he is somewhat prostrate. 8-) The details are excellent, i.e., ocelli. This is a beautiful Polistes sp. I also am scratching my head about the curled antennae.

Have a great day,


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