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Insane in the brain

Insane in the brain
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Copyright: Lukasz Warcholinski (Kaszek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 MkII, RAW ISO 400, Kenko ext. tubes 12+20+36mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-19 0:38
Viewed: 3909
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Look at this crazy killing machine and it's eyes ;) This is probably Northern Paper Wasp (Polistes fuscatus pallipes). You may compare this wasp to Vespula germanica (one of my previous macro):
Vespula germanica

The northern or paper wasp is about 3/4 to 1-inch long, slender, narrow waisted with long legs and reddish-orange to dark brown or black in color. There are yellowish markings on the abdomen (rear body part). Paper-like nests, shaped like tiny umbrellas, are suspended by a short stem attached to eaves, window frames, porch ceilings, attic rafters, etc. Each nest consists of a horizontal layer or "tier" of circular comb of hexagonal (six-sided) cells not enclosed by a paper-like envelope. The ends of the cells are open with the heads of the larvae exposed to view.

Adult food consists of nectar or other sugary solutions such as honeydew and the juices of ripe fruits. Paper wasps and hornets also feed on bits of caterpillars or flies that are caught and partially chewed before presenting to their young. Hornets may be seen almost any summer day engaged in their winged pursuit of flies. Northern or paper wasps nest in window sills, along eaves and in open areas sheltered from the rain.

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Witam Łukaszu!
Rewelacyjne makro i swietny portret! Nic dodac niz ujac! No i milo widziec, ze znow zaczales sie czesciej pokazywac na TN! :)
Czekam na kolejne fotki!!!
Pozdrowionka i milego dzionka! ;)

Nice shot! Very sharp, wellplanned and also harmony in light and colors. Good proportions and it´s realy something crazy. You cannot tell us little bit more about how you took the photo?

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-19 1:41]

Siema Kaszek!

Kolejne ladne zblizenie z osa :-) Zadziwiajaco dobra GO jak na te skale. Oczy ostre, szczeki tez, owad ciekawy. Bardzo udany post.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-08-19 3:28]

Hi Lukatz
very good makro study
very nice image
well done.

Znakomite makro. Świetny portrecik. Interesujący widok :) W plenerze ciężko im się przyglądać bez obawy o ugryzienie :). Zdjęcie najwyższej jakości. Żadnych zastrzeżeń. Pozdrawiam i czekam na kolejne Małgosia

an amazing shot, just so full of detail... gone to the favourite list.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-19 13:19]

Hi Lukasz. great close up showing the mouth and eyes of thiswasp. with great detail and rich colours. well done TFS. interesting notes too.

Ciao Lukasz,
spettacolare macro, eccellenti POV e composizione "aggressiva", superba la definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e BG.
TFS. Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-08-19 16:45]

Hola Lukasz.- Excellent supoer macro. Very sharp and great pose. You did a very fine work My friend.

Fabulous close-up macro of this Wasp's face, Lukasz.
The entire face including the antennae is in perfectly sharp focus.
The colours too are rich and natural.
Well done and TFS.

Witaj Łukaszu,
Czy te oczy moga klamac...czy te szczeki moga ugryzc...
Cudowna praca. Jakosc i zblizenia zatyka mnie z zachwytu.
Gratuluje z calego seca i pozdrawiam - Roma

Czesc Lukasz
Piekne makro. Swietna ostrosc i super ujecie - glowa wychyla sie z wnetrza zielonego tunelu ;-) Ladnie skomponowane z glowa po lewej sronie
Bardzo mi sie podoba

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-20 21:22]

Hello Lukaszu, Excellent macro shot. Superb eye focus and great clarity. Some point I noted here in your shot. The antenna and the eye view is smartly done. The color tones and the lighting is perfect to this shot. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Ganesh

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-31 0:43]

Hi Luke, insane in the brain?? What a vicious face - he's made me shiver just looking at him - it's so real!!
I don't like wasps at all, they look so evil. And act evil too!
But it's a great shot - BRAVO

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