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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 2:01
Viewed: 3183
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone,
Another shot from Chicago,IL.
I hope you like it:)

Wasp( Paravespula vulgaris )

A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is not a bee, sawfly, or an ant. Less familiar, the suborder Symphyta includes the sawflies and wood wasps, which differ from the Apocrita by having a broad connection between the thorax and abdomen. Also, Symphyta larvae are mostly herbivorous and "caterpillarlike", whereas those of Apocrita are largely predatory or parasitic.

Most familiar wasps belong to the Aculeata, a division of the Apocrita, whose ovipositors are modified into a venomous stinger. Aculeata also contains ants and bees. In this sense, the species called "velvet ants" (Mutillidae) are actually wasps.

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Hi CT,
Wonderful details captured here, my friend!
Great clarity in colours, DOF spot on and a very well composed presentation...
I hope he din't sting you afterwards!
Pablo -

Hi Chris,
Alot of detail and good DOF in this shot. Colors look superb.
Nice shot!

Hi Cris, excllent details, Bg,POV DOF perfect colors, Not to sure on the Bg but the details, are incridable on the fly. Great work, TFs Kyle

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-07-26 13:03]

selam chris
ortam renkleri ile ne guzel bir uyum gostermis. oldukce net, detaylar muthis, POV ve renkler harika
guzel bir calisma

Selam CTP,macro da harikalar yaratiyorsun kardes,bravo...

Hi Chris,
Nice macro with great colours and details. Very well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-07-30 7:38]

Hi Chris.
Your wasp is exquisite. You have sorted out the BG excellent. Its texture and colours are great. DOF and POV are perfect too, Superb close-up.
My best regards,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-20 7:46]

Hi Chris
Nice close-up shot. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light, DOF and POV.
Well done mf


Hi friend great macro with beutiful details!
Good colours and DOF!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-24 2:49]

Hello Chris,
Sorry no time,critique later...:)

Hello Chris,

It's definitely not a paper wasp (Vespidae), but a Cicada Killer, Sphecius speciosus (Crabronidae or Sphecidae, Bembicinae).

Best regards,

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