|Copyright: Bev Turner (Glint)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-04|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-05-04 17:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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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- [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.
This is an unusual photo, wasp at work. Composition very interesting. Be carefull this wasp may be dangerous. TFS. Greetings. Mustafa