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European Hornet

European Hornet
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-27 10:24
Viewed: 1073
Points: 8
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The European hornet (Vespa crabro) is the largest vespine in North America and the largest eusocial wasp in Europe.
They are eating fermented vine so they get very dizzy after a while and have bad difficulty to fly!!

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Ciao Pierre, great portrait of lovely wasp, fine details, wondrrful colors and splendid sjarpness, very well donr, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pierre,
Hope you are well. What a formidable looking thing this hornet is and it seems really in a bad mood.....totally drunk....smile.Both the grapes and the hornet look amazing in this lovely shot of yours, thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
warm regards/Abid

Hello Pierre- It's natural phenomenon.......I have seen Bees to get drunk. Well captured this Vespa. Natural colour and sharpness. BG little bit busy, but I understand here you didn't find good angle. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Hello Pierre,
you did very well to isolate the hornet from its surroundings,not easy in the circumstances.
Regards Les.

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