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Polistinae Mischocyttarus

Polistinae Mischocyttarus
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-07-12 10:42
Viewed: 5421
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Hello TN people!

This comment may seem very inexperienced, but is to be taken into account just got a little over 10 months, taking photographs, and many things still seem worthy of exploring and commenting.

I have enjoyed several days doing macro photography in difficult conditions (here in Venezuela we are in rainy season) and I really enjoyed being exploited to the limit my compact camera. With the light characteristic of these cloudy days, I have to play with ISO 200, where the usual is that I use 80 or 100 for my photos.

With ISO 200 makes it easy for me to use shutter speeds that are always above 1/100s, which I like to avoid limiting photos to be moved.

To provide even higher speeds, I had to change my usual openings F/4.0 and f/3.5 to f/2.8 maximum aperture which is allowing my Canon SX110. This has focused not so easy as before and I have to learn to make adjustments after the coupling of the approach. For this I enabled an option box extended auto focus camera that brings me. This can be observed in some area of the zoom focus and adjust the distance by moving my camera forward or back.

The public image is that of a Paper Wasp (Polistinae Mischocyttarus), quite common in our region. This is a rather large wasp (2 to 3 cm), which usually feed on nectar from flowers, so this feeds on the flower of a plant Oregano (Origanum vulgare).


In reality it is a beautiful wasp, with a very smooth and aerodynamic as well as beautiful colors in shades of red and black. But sometimes you do not like is photographed, and frankly there is to be careful, because occasionally you can attack the target of camera. In fact I would not want a wasp 3 centimeters, reaching a nail in his stinger out of my hands!


- Natural light, humid and overcast.
- Late afternoon, after 5 PM.
- Wind soft, about 5 km / h.
- Camera held in his hand.

ISO 200
No flash



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Hello Jesus,
This is a very good, sharp macro of this rather lovely wasp. You have done very well to capture it so clearly, and have made a very good composition. The background, especially if you look at the dark area to the left of the wasp, has quite a lot of small spots, which is noise that is rather distracting. You can get software, like Neat Image for example, that can help to get rid of this unwanted defect. I will make a workshop to show what can be done. Thanks.

hello Jesús

excellent macro photo of this insecte with fine POV,
very fine focus with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-07-12 16:28]

Hi Jesus,

Another masterpiece from your CanonSX! The wasp with his mouth buried in the flower is wonderful. The colors are excellent and the details could not be sharper. Not only have you mastered your camera but you have a talent for beautiful settings and compositions.


Sterling macro of this beautiful Wasp with your compact camera, Jesus.
I like your note too for its content composed of your experimentation with the settings.
Apparently, you have done a great job here, going by the sharpness and richness of colours.
Thanks and keep well.

hello Jesus
a beautiful scene very well presented, with composition and colours natural and beautiful, the details in the insect very good,very fine capture again
TFS thanks for sharing

Hi Jesus,

Very nice and sharp capture of this insect. Nice macro with great details and focus. Very well done


Olá Jesus,

Que linda imagem você nos mostra!
Detalhes incríveis e maravilhosas cores.
O bg borrado deixou o tema principal ainda mais belo.
Grande trabalho, como sempre. TFS.

Um grande abraço,

Ciao Jesus, beautiful macro with splendid wasp, fine details, great colors and excellent sharpness, lovely blurry BG, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola Jesús,
Me he tomado la libertad de hacer un WS, con esta foto, para indicarte dos cositas,
es necesario te busques un programita para reducir esos molestos granitos que afean las fotos que se toman en situaciones de poca luz.
y es importante el uso de un monopié, para dar cierta estabilidad a la cámara.
Por lo demas es excelente la descripción que haces de los arreglos de tu cámara.
Magnífica enfoque y detalles.

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-14 5:42]

hello Jesús,,
Magnifique macro !
l'insecte est pris en pleine action!
Très belle composition aussi!
Très beau travail


hello Jesus!
tres belle macro avec beaucoups de details de tres belles couleurs!
merci pour ton partage a tres bientot

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-07-14 10:54]

Hi Jesus.
To use extreme capabilities of the equipment is the most interesting thing. Your close-up is excellent. Subjects, colours. Exposure are precise. You have reproduced white petals and the most dark parts of the insect very well. Composition and POV are superb and note is perfect. TFS and all the best to you and your photo experiments in rainy weather.
P.S. Sorry, I cannot visit TN now because of my business.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-14 11:10]

Excellent shot of this pretty wasp Jesus!
Very sharp and crisp with great detail.
The composition is superb!
Very nice lighting.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-07-14 11:44]

Hi Jesus,i like a lot your gallery,full of unusuals and stranges insects...not easy to found,to take and to identify! Wonderful macro whit great sharpness and perfects colors!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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