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Japanese hornets (Vespa analis)

Japanese hornets (Vespa analis)
Photo Information
Copyright: Yasushi Uchiyama (ucchie_y) (165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 350 DSLR, Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-30 7:51
Viewed: 7854
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two hornets are swapping sap by mouth-to-mouth feeding.

Vespa analis is called "kogata-suzumebachi (lesser hornet)".
but they are very large, about 30mm in length.

They are very aggressive and the most dangerous animals more than the bear in Japan.
It is necessary to note walking in summer in the woods because they live near the city.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-10-03 13:18]

Hello Yasushi,

Nice capture of these hornets. Composition would have been more attractive if you had turned the picture of minus 90 degrees. This way it is a little bit difficult to "read".

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