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These huge hornets are seen in abundance here during the spring and summer. This fella was sitting on the side of the gravel path to my house yesterday, it seemed to be soaking up the last rays of the sun and was relatively quiet. I managed to persuade it onto a stick (carefully!), hoping it wouldn't take off before I managed to get a few shots. Fortunately it let me snap away for a few minutes before it realised what I was doing and took off with a loud buzz!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:giant hornet
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Nov 2010 - 5:56 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Hornet, Insect, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 5:59 AM

Knew it was your from thumbnail. 4 good shots and I especially like v4 Carol.

regards
Yung

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 5:59 AM

Isn't it beautiful!

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 6:05 AM

superb colours, great shot.

versions 5 & 6 are my fav ones.

Terry.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 6:06 AM

The detail you capture in these insect shots is always so good, Carol: another excellent set and if I had to choose a favourite it would be between V 2 and 4. I suppose they can give you quite a nasty sting!
Ronnie.

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debu
debu  4 India
2 Nov 2010 - 6:10 AM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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RajaSidambaram

Another nice set, Carol, with this stinging fella - Raja.

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rajishravi
2 Nov 2010 - 6:35 AM

Beautiful capture. Nice

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 6:39 AM

Lucky you being allowed this close Carol, not for me as not one for that up close and personal...Great set and such definition captured in all shots, well done on this 'capture' pardon the pun
Lillian

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 6:43 AM

Another superbly detailed and captured set on close up images, Carol, can't choose a favourite so all will have to share my vote.
Roy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 6:44 AM

Thank goodness that its not a lifesize image, very scary looking beast. Great captures Carol, so sharp.

Andy

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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 6:48 AM

A excellent capture

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:03 AM

v4 is my fav.lesley

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:11 AM

Excellent close ups Carol - not a pleasant customer in my opinion
Helen

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:14 AM

Fab set Carol

Jon

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:27 AM

What a colourful chap and get set of shots.

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gingerdelight

Another medal for bravery Carol!! Great images with super detail.
Carol

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viscostatic
2 Nov 2010 - 7:39 AM

V2 for me Carol - although all very good.

Phil.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:58 AM

Looking at that wonderful balancing act you have captured here
I am glad I am not a hornet
No favourites here Sorry I cant give more than 1 vote

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:02 AM

great macro detail in all the set.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
2 Nov 2010 - 8:03 AM

[i]They are all 6

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
2 Nov 2010 - 8:08 AM

Oh yukkie poohs, horrid brute but a lovely set of fine shots, great detail

Nic x

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:19 AM

Great colour and detail, as always with your images. He even manages to look quite cute in V4!!

Ann

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cjl47
cjl47 e2 Member 6cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:19 AM

Excellent captures Carol.
chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 8:59 AM

superb set doesnt really cover your talent but each and everyone has great detail

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photophantom
2 Nov 2010 - 9:03 AM

eye feasting close ups! Superb Carol
Dennis

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
2 Nov 2010 - 9:18 AM

Wouldn't get too close to this myself, but you have a lovely set of shots. My computer won't open 5 & 6 for some reason, so V2 for me. Moira

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
2 Nov 2010 - 9:42 AM

Hi More great shots gray.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1073 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 9:54 AM

Ye gods that thing looks evil. Brilliant set, mousing over I can see him crawling around...
Moira

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 10:29 AM

See them very occasionally over here, I was stung by one as a kid, not something I'd recommend to anyone Sad

Ade

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 10:48 AM

Your usual excellence Carol.

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digital_boi
2 Nov 2010 - 11:14 AM

Simply superb Carol each one can stand easily on its own wonderful work click

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Silverzone
2 Nov 2010 - 11:25 AM

Another super set. I photographed these in Cyprus. Sylvia

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Joline
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2 Nov 2010 - 11:31 AM

I'll bet he packs quite the sting! Very photogenic though.

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jaktis
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2 Nov 2010 - 11:37 AM

Scary looking

Peter

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 12:59 PM

An excellent set Carol -

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 1:05 PM

All superb shots Carol just wish I had more than one vote.
Joan.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 1:13 PM

An incredible view of this nasty creature!

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sparrowhawk
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2 Nov 2010 - 1:33 PM

absolutely first class

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Daisymaye
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2 Nov 2010 - 2:36 PM

Brilliant detail Carol. All excellent shots..........Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 4:26 PM

I don't think I'd want to be this close to him! You deserve a bonus vote for that! Excellent work as always, Carol. It would be so hard to pick a fave, each one is equally amazing.
TrevB Smile

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 5:24 PM

Brilliant, I've never seen one so close up.
jon

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2 Nov 2010 - 5:37 PM

What great shots
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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 5:46 PM

Another well trained insect superbly caught

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crookymonsta
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2 Nov 2010 - 6:34 PM

Knowing how much you hate these things I am very impressed!
Sandra

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graceland
graceland  102378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 7:05 PM

lovely close up carol

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JG123456
JG123456  5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 - 7:47 PM

Tremendous set of images.
JG

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bricurtis
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2 Nov 2010 - 8:12 PM

V2 and V4 Carol - it looks a nasty creature up close.
Brian.

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User_Removed
2 Nov 2010 - 9:08 PM

you don't realise what they really look like!

di

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2010 - 10:30 PM

Looks dangerous, never seen a hornet, not even a small one!
Good work as always Carol,
Johanna

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HobbitDave
2 Nov 2010 - 10:31 PM

Cracking set, Carol, I like hornets, but they are much scarcer here where I live than wasps, and they don't sit on sticks allowing themselves to be photographed either! Wink Super images.
Dave.

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samarmishra
3 Nov 2010 - 2:58 AM

Hi, this time its V1, V3, V4 and V6 for me, great shots. Excellent....

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3 Nov 2010 - 6:23 AM

All bottlers Carol...Bill

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 7:28 AM

Excellent set of images! Great macro shots, excellent colour and detail.
So difficult to choose ... I like them all.
Regards.
Rani

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jase147  4 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 10:19 AM

super detail and a great series of shots

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jgmford  7 England
3 Nov 2010 - 1:33 PM

Another great series of close up detail captures Carol, super detail, great colours.
Jeff

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 4:12 PM

Super close up.well done.

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Dave_Holdham
3 Nov 2010 - 8:38 PM

Stunning set of detailed images, v5 is my fav

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 - 11:52 PM

wonderful set of close ups
bunSmile

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2010 - 11:59 PM

Very detailed & colorful set of macro images, Carol.
Ciao...Peter

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2010 - 10:32 AM

Cracking set Carol - very well detailed but if my life depended on it and I had to choose I'd go for V2 - Ina

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jackitec  6 Spain
6 Nov 2010 - 2:11 PM

These are all great Carol, well done,

Jack.

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13 Nov 2010 - 9:05 PM

A cracking set of close ups Carol, you've really excelled yourself here

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