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Copyright: Gabi Klemm (klemmg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-19 13:25
Viewed: 3672
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Un nid de guêpe de papier avec le défenseur (ou la climatisation alternativement, entièrement biologique). J'ai le trouvé dans un mur. Tout à fait foncé dans les ombres, j'ai pris cette photo utiliser seulement de la lumière naturelle pour éviter des réflexions à OIN 1600 (d'accord, je pourrais avoir employé un flash et un diffuser/"softbox", mais c'est maladroits et on ne veut le "pousser" avec des guêpes). Ils étaient tout à fait civils et m'ont laissé venir très étroitement, peut-être la longueur d'une main loin. J'ai tourné l'image pour plus d'impact visuel.
Appréciez !
P.S. J'essaye d'apprendre le français - svp corrigez-moi si vous avez le temps !

A paper wasp nest with "defender" (or alternatively, fully biological air-conditioning). Found this nest in a wall. Quite dark in the shadows, took this using only natural light to avoid reflections at ISO 1600 (OK I could have used a flash and diffuser/softbox, but it's awkward and you don't want to push it with wasps). As it was they were quite civil and let me come very close, maybe a handlegth away. Rotated the image for visual impact.

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Cool! Looks like he's coming for you -- and he doesn't look happy. In fact, it looks like he's snarling, with fangs! Or I suppose he could be performing a soft-shoe routine and just has that snarly kind of face. In any case, great capture. Looks very smooth for ISO 1600. Great DOF and detail.

hi gabi,
wow ! amazing picture !
great composition and fantastic performance of the wasp.
good DOF.perfect deatils and attractive exposure.
great work !
TFS - carole

Amazing details on the bees!
Excellent POV and ompo.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-19 14:12]

Hi Gabi,
This is an excellent shot worthy of many more points! The rotated composition is outstanding. Details on the wasp are exceptional. I love the pose. Perfect exposure and very good colors.

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2007-07-19 14:50]

Impresionante. La pose del insecto de la parte superior es excelente. Interesante que se vea el hábitat del insecto. Buena y justa iluminación. Excelente toma !! Saludos Gabi.

Hello Gabi,
Great shot you are showing us here.
Excellent work on not using flash because it does look very natural this way.
Like the upside down rotation very much as well because in this situation it looks like the defender does stand up right to defend the nest.
Colors and details are wonderful and sharpnes, although you did use ISO speed rating of 1600, is excellent.
Thanks for sharing,
Kindest regards, Harry

Hi Gabi,
Dramatic POV, the angry face is well focused and clear. Very good use of ambient light with great detail, color, and an interesting composition.
I like it!
Very well done.

Hi Gabi,
wow - die sind wunderbar - diese Augen, einfach beeindruckend. Du warst sehr tapfer so nahe ran zu gehen, Du wirst auch ziemlich skeptisch beäugt! Super Schuß, vielen Dank, Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour gabi
a premiere vu c'est la même espece que celle que j'ai publiée toute a l'heure et effectivement il ne faut pas trop jouer avec les guêpes,même si celle-ci n'a pas la retutation d'etre aggressive enver l'humain.
bonne photo conte tenu des difficultés enumerées dans la note.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-07 10:30]

Hi Gabi, this delivers so much more than the thumbnail appears to offer. I love that wasp at the top - looks like he is doing his aien impression :-) Excellent!

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