Do wasps make honey?
- tzeybek (2772)
- [2005-08-03 3:53]
Belgesel tadında iyi yakalanmış bir kare.Hiç böylesini görmemiştim.Tebrikler..Selamlar..
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-08-03 4:17]
I bet it was great day for you both :-)
As you said - quality isn't best, but for me not only quality is important. This is superb scene. I don't know if wasps make honey but it is possible. Or maybe it is material to build their nest? Anyway, I envy you opportunity to watch this great nature show! Two points - not for quality but for moment and very interesting observation. Good work Cem and Şebnem!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-08-03 4:32]
The quality isn't great,but its not so bad either!
The capture itself is great and I like the POV with the thing in its mouth.
The background is fine and it gives a nice contrast with the colours of the wasp.
Good work,well done and TFS
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-08-03 4:39]
2 points for your courage,informotive note,great moment and composition.
- halki (471)
- [2005-08-03 5:40]
Amazing moment.I'd never seen this scane before(my father is a beekeeper;)).I think,it's too close and at enough quality.Thanks for posting.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2005-08-03 5:44]
This is very close!
Great cropping, very sharp and detailed.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-08-03 7:37]
An excellent effort on this close/up of what appears to be pine sap. This may be used as glue for the nest which is like paper. Pine sap is very sticky.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-08-03 7:55]
Hello Cem, Dramatic closeup! Although the quality is not your best, a great shot with clear details..Excellent note, TFS!
- bedford67 (438)
- [2005-08-03 11:18]
You are right to specify that it is some time quite difficult to make the correct adjustments for a photograph when the subject is impatient to leave you ;-)
This known as, your photograph does not miss interest and I find that you made a success of an excellent shot there. The details and the colours are very well.
Hi Cem, good shot and a well observed event. No, wasps don't make honey. Wasp grubs are fed on a variety of things but mainly insects captured and hacked into convenient sized pieces by the adults, they will take other carrion too, leave some meat out and you'll often find a wasp there. In return for bringing the meat the wasp grubs will exude a sweet/sugary solution which the adults eat. That's why wasps have a sweet tooth and the adults will eat/drink sugar solutions, ripe fruit and as here sap. When, at the end of the season there is no more grub production and hence no more grubs producing the sweet fluid, the adults then forage for food and crave sweet things like our soda drinks, rotten fruit etc...they also can get a little aggresive at that time.
There's alot of sugar in sap and it would be a good meal.
The picture is certainly not your best but it captures well the action and illustrates the question you asked.
One point for the photo and one point for the observation and note :-)
PS, I think you have a few dust spots on your sensor!
- carper (8439)
- [2005-08-03 12:52]
the macro is wel taken Cem,
the big question is how close is nice, the shot in you ws is also nice, the details here are good, the pov can be done better, and I believe the crop can be done also better, but even Cem I like the good idea and the fact is that you put the orginal on the WS. And that's very good.
Cem, no doubt this is a great moment. The picture is really worthwhile posting.
You yourself mentioned the not so good quality of the image, but we know you can do much better.
Since you posted the original shot, I tried a workshop through it.
Paul (PDP) mentioned the dust spots. Better to check it.
- Kaszek (1451)
- [2005-08-03 16:04]
It's so close. I don't like this insects, but I like your pictures :) Superb macrocrop. Great work Cem!
- klemmg (1719)
- [2005-08-03 18:09]
Great capture, excellent note. The rainbow-coloured spots (chromatical aberration?) are a bit distracting, crop may be a bit too close to be really pleasing to the eye, but then the focus clearly is on showing the scene. Which you did very well, TFS,
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-08-03 18:55]
Extreme close up Cem,
Good POV. As you say, the quality isn't the best, but you've got the moment, and explained it very well.
Well captured, thanks for posting.
- DebiBier (96)
- [2005-08-03 21:45]
Rica em detalhes, cor e luz perfeita.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-08-03 22:11]
I Love this extreme closeup. While maybe not technically perfect, It is an excellent capture. The main point is you got the shot. As you say, they move, light is not always going to be good, not enough time to make everything perfect.
I like it.
- CTP (2726)
- [2005-08-04 0:04]
Great macro my friend.Details are very impressive.Colors,focus,notes very good.TFS
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-08-04 3:37]
In this case the quality is not a problem, we know that you make wonderful shots when you have time ;-)
Also, the comment of Paul is good to complete yours.
So, 1 for the photo and 1 for the note ;-)
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-08-04 4:00]
Wonderful shot! So close... I've never be so close to insect! :-)))
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-08-04 9:22]
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
A not easy shot.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Well seen and well done.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-08-04 19:17]
An extreme closeup this is Cem and a very interesting post. The detail is there but the image is a little soft. 5/10 Kind regards, Steve.
- optic (0)
- [2005-08-05 0:24]
Fantastic macro Cem i like the close-up details, colours is great but sharpness is'nt sharp, however the composition is great, good work and thanks for posting,
Have a great day my friend,
*DOF:3, At f16 I would expect a far sharper image than this. What is is? Motionblur (can't be the case at 1/125 can it?) or too severely cropped?
*Composition:4, Close, very close, but almost too close.
*Details:3, Details got lost because of the soft focus.
*Exposure:4, Very decent, but some hot spots are breaking through (f.e. on the yellow patch under the eye).
*Colors:4, All colors look very natural.
*Note:5, Couldn't be better. Thanks!
*X-factor:3, Such close pics often get me going, but because of the noise and the soft focus, this picture just doesn't do enough for me.
Scale 1-5, 5 is the best.
In case you missed the recent chit-chat on the forum: since the day before yesterday I have a new way of writing critiques and awarding points. I hope you like my new way of writing critiques. If you don't, just tell me.
I think you cropped too fiercely in this case to try and get a very close close-up. The picture became grainy/noisy that way. I also think the focus is too soft. I do like the colors a lot. Your note is fantastic. A simple black border often does wonders for a photo. Too bad you didn't include one. TFS!
- puffy (1351)
- [2005-08-05 5:07]
Excellent shot Cem, superb macro shot! Good composition, detials and colours. You are so close that I can even see the light reflection on its eyes! Very nice shot... and a great note! :) Good job! Thanks for sharing. :) Have a good weekend.
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-08-05 6:56]
Hi Cem, what a monster! And as you said, you have to move fast to catch them. It's a good capture, but I think maybe a bit too close, but still an amazing sight. It's a bit scary to be so close to the wasp. Your information is good, and so were Paul's notes very interesting too. Well done.
- ddg (5507)
- [2005-08-05 10:43]
Hello Cem, pour une macro c'est une macro !!! Super composition and very good sharpness. Very well done, TFS Didier.
- twin (3259)
- [2005-08-05 14:54]
oldukça ilginç olmuş, uzun uzun baktırıyor... tamer beyin dediği gibi tam belgesel...
eline gözüne sağlık...
- VeTTe (684)
- [2005-08-06 10:07]
Merhaba.. yakınlık gerçekten kompozisyon gibi harika..
sadece birazcık daha netlik fena olmazdı gibi ;)
- japie (5187)
- [2005-08-08 2:39]
This is a very interesting post and close-up is excellent.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-08-08 22:07]
I was so happy to see a post from you. I agree, this isn't your best shot technically but is a wonderful POV and great capture. For that, you get 2 points!
Have a good week,
- Graal (5100)
- [2005-08-09 11:56]
Very good macro. Nice colours. Interesting note. Good job.
- Photograph2u (0)
- [2005-08-11 21:22]
Hello Cem, great macro, colours and sharpness. Only one thing is that I would erase the dark spots here and there on the photo. (in the blue areas).
Take care. Yan
- nofer (2307)
- [2005-08-11 22:56]
Muito bom!! Nitidez, com boa profundidade pela qualidade da macro. Cores e composição ótimas.
WS do Lívio está ótimo!
- zenitlady (794)
- [2005-09-04 22:34]
Hello Cem! I really like this shot! Nature doesn't wait for photographers, sometimes we must seize the moment, and the macro is marvellous! There is nothing soft about a wasp, it is all sting and angles, bright colours and prickly hairs and you have captured it well!! Very good notes too! Well done! Thanks, Linda
- Eko (121)
- [2005-09-23 6:11]
You caught a great moment.I liked POV,composition and your note very much.Thanks for posting.
- radz (436)
- [2005-09-30 8:40]
Interesting shot!as shot dont make any impact,after reading ur note it makes sense.
Bee&eater something cloeup,never seen one.
- gantzt (338)
- [2005-09-30 9:04]
Great macro shot. Good DOF control.
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-03-03 14:29]
magnifique macro,tres belles couleurs et beaucoup de details.bon week end.
- anavazao (3829)
- [2006-04-11 10:27]
great shot with great details! Nice macro with beautiful colours and light!
- osse (7805)
- [2006-06-25 4:05]
Very good macrao shot. Great colours and sharpnes. Also good note and compose.
well done Cem