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nest building

nest building
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Copyright: Bev Turner (Glint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-04
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-04 17:52
Viewed: 4662
Points: 2
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I haven't been on site for ages which I regret, but now I have something to show you. My husband discovered this wasps' nest hanging on the inside roof of our garden shed. needless to say i went and got my camera. Having very recently treated myself to a new super duper camera (Canon 400D) i am beginning to realise that cameras are only as good as the lens you have. Well I bought a 18-200m Sigma lens as recommended by a Trek site member but have not got a macro lens. So I fell back on using my little Olympus. I hate to sound like a spoiled brat but now that I have the Canon I feel kind of deflated, wonderful thing that I know it is. Walking the river today, I couldn't take macro shots of the bluebells and my zoom wasn't good enough to capture a heron across the water.So I had this biggish camera slung around my neck like a millstone and came home with no decent shots! I'm wondering whether I should have bought the new Olympus SP 550 ultra zoom after all. I shall have to save up for a macro lens as I miss taking macro shots most.
Anyway, back to the wasp's nest. Close up it looks like a doll's house IKEA lamp. It's very papery to the touch. The wasp seemed to be circling and working the top...perhaps to make it more secure?
Cropped and used unmask sharpen.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-05-06 12:19]

I don't think this is wasp,seems more like a hornet nest and they are not very pleasant to live with.I have three different species of wasps in my yard but I have never seen them built something like this.You should chek out.
As for the cammera I had a same problem, and as you say it's all about lenses.I bought Cannon 710 IS and zoom is useles in nature, but macro is quite ok.

  • spalaxtr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
  • [2007-05-18 17:59]

Hi Bev,
This is an unusual photo, wasp at work. Composition very interesting. Be carefull this wasp may be dangerous. TFS. Greetings. Mustafa

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