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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 4:00
Viewed: 8723
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The following characteristics are present in most wasps:

Two pairs of wings (exceptions: all female Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, many male Agaonidae, many female Ichneumonidae, Braconidae, Tiphiidae, Scelionidae, Rhopalosomatidae, Eupelmidae, and various other families).
An ovipositor or stinger (only present in females because it derives from the ovipositor).
Few or no hairs (in contrast to bees); exceptions: Mutillidae, Bradynobaenidae, Scoliidae. Though less efficient than bees, some wasp species are significant pollinators.
Nearly all terrestrial; only a few specialized parasitic groups are aquatic.
Predators or parasitoids, mostly on other terrestrial insects; some species of Pompilidae, such as the tarantula hawk, specialize in using spiders as prey, and various parasitic wasps use spiders or other arachnids as hosts.
Wasps are critically important in natural biocontrol. Almost every pest insect species has a wasp species that is predator or parasite upon it. Parasitic wasps are also increasingly used in agricultural pest control.
vespula vulgaris

In wasps, as in other Hymenoptera, sexes are significantly genetically different. Females have a diploid (2n) number of chromosomes and come about from fertilized eggs. Males, in contrast, have a haploid (n) number of chromosomes and develop from an unfertilised egg.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-03-06 4:10]

We have just had a pest removal man come tonight and kill a large nest of German wasps on our property. They had taken over and made our back garden a very dangerous place to visit...

You have a very sharp clear photo of this unfriendly insect. Very good capture Jose, the clarity and colours are excellent.


Bonjour Jose Ramon
Excellente image pour cette guêpe, où l'on distingue avec une parfaite netteté une grande quantité de détails : articulations des éléments des pattes et des antennes, ornements autour des yeux, mandibules, pilosité... Le tout mis en valeur par un très bel arrière-plan. Cette image rend la bestiole plus sympathique...

A very superior quality macro of the wasp, Jose.
I have noted your camera settings with lot of interest.
I wish I could make similar macros myself!
TFS and bye.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-06 4:56]

Hola Jose,
Very good macro with a good background, very good sharpness, focus ,lighting, POV and details.TFS

Excelente macro! puedo contar los pelillos de su cuerpo, eres grande Jose Ramon. Saludos.

Hola José Ramón

estupenda foto macro con detalles muy claros
de las partes de la avispa
el fondo borroso le va muy bien



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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2007-03-06 5:30]

Bonjour Jose, des détails excellents, belle lumière et contre plongée font de cette photo une petite merveille!! félicitations, Didier.

hi jose,
excellent macro shot,
very well composed, nice natural colour tones,
sharpness is top notch, excellent details,
this equipment works woders in your hands,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-06 5:53]

This is truly amazing! I love the PoV, the sharpness in the detail, the freshness of the colours and the perfect BG
I also admire the bravery of the person who captured this -- these creatures almost paralyse me with fear!

Une très belle qualité d'image ou le sujet est en pleine valeur . Couleurs superbes

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-06 8:56]

Hola José Ramón,
Buen punto de vista y extremada nitidez en toda la avispa, a la vez que un fondo totalmente desenfocado.
Saludos, José M.

Hello Jose,

well captured with excllent composure perfect detail svery crisp I really like this POV alot well done

TFS Kyle

Hello Jose Ramon,
This is a perfect macro of this insect. Details, composition and POV are very impressive. I love those colors and the nice brilliance created by the flash. This is a great shot with excellent BG! Thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-06 10:47]

Hi Jose.
Extraordinary of quality macro shot. Bravo, my friend, and my congratulation. Everything is perfect at high level. POV, razor sharpness, great details, excellent exposure parameters, work with flash, BG, etc, etc. Great job. Bravo once more.

Hello Jose,
Fantastic macro shot. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Great composition and color contrast. Also informative note. TFS and with best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-06 11:48]

Hola Jose Ramon.- Bello Macro de esta " Avispa" tiene muy buen nivel de iluminacion y gran nitidez. Se aprecian con claridad sus finos detalles. Saludos desde Mexico.

Hello JOse
Wonderful shot of this Wasp,
Perfect sharpness and colors,
Great POV, Welldone.


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-06 12:03]

Hola Jose,
another impressive insect macro produced by you. Excellent with respect to composition, focus, depth of field, sharpness and light ... something else to add?!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-06 12:53]

Hola de nuevo Juan Ramón
¡Qué extraordinaria macro! Me encanta la textura de las antenas y de las patas de esta simpática avispa tan genialmente captada. La nitidez es tal que corta el aliento. Magníficos detalles sobre un fondo perfecto.
Mi más sincera enhora buena.
Un cordial saludo.

Great shot Jose fine detail excellent pov and the light was great. nice DOF well done tfs rgds necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-06 22:38]

Hello Jose

Super close up of this wasp.The DOF and POV are excellent.The details are very sharp,and the colours are natural and vivid.TFS


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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-03-07 2:07]

this is excelent foto!!
TFS David

oh gosh.. this is sooo close! sharp and defined.. i can see the hairs on its legs!
good colors and good compo.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-07 3:25]

Hello Jose,
Very nice macro.POV,lighting,details,colors,exposure and framing are wonderful.TFS

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-07 4:14]

Hi Jose

Anther terrific macro from you!
This lens seems to be woring better and better by every post ;)
The magnification here and the level of the details are just amazing!
I realyl love all those textures there and the lovely lighting on them.
Good colors, impeccable DOF and exceptional POV.
Very nicely presented and composed.

Bravo and TFS

bonjour jose ramon
plus pres serait prendre un risque,est les piqures de guepes il faut mieux eviter!
excellents details et couleurs.
bonne netteté.

Hi Jose Ramon, amazing macro, wonderful details, splendid light and colors, lovely blurry BG, BRAVO!, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-07 18:19]

Hola José,
trabajas muy rápido,
y se me acumulan tus preciosas fotos,
vaya macro amigo, detalles y nitidez soberbias, saludos

Hola Jose R.
ya comiensa a salir las avispa y los abejorros.
magnifico macro, se le ven todos los detalles.
PD.hoy he recibido un sigma 105.mm para hacer macro a las mariposas.Un cordial saludo.

Buen nivel de acercamiento, bonita composición y detalles que has capturado en esta avispa que parece posar para ti. La foto muestra bastante claridad para estar sacada a F:18 y la profundidad de campo está muy conseguida.
Gracias y un saludo!

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