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There are quite a number of wasps appearing now, this fella seemed a little sleepy, and was fairly co-operative on the photo shoot.

Brand:Olympus
Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:it's that time again!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Apr 2011 - 5:36 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Macro, Wasp, Wildlife / nature
Votes:94
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konu
konu  631 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 - 5:44 AM

nice angle

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:01 AM

But be careful.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:04 AM

He looks huge and is certainly very cooperative Carol, usual high standard macro images.
Have a great weekend
Yung

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8 Apr 2011 - 6:19 AM

Fine macro work Carol, and an attractive little stinger ...Bill

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moiral
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8 Apr 2011 - 6:19 AM

Superb set of shots Carol. Wonderful colour and detail in all of them. Moira

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cabbie
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8 Apr 2011 - 6:26 AM

Great set of macros well done

Bob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:31 AM

Just brilliant, also a little scary. I'm really glad that wasps aren't that actual size.

Andy

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:56 AM

OMG Carol, V1 he's sticking his toungue out at us!! well that's what it looks like,Grin probably a part of his head..but such a set, very interesting and pleased they are not showing up here yet, wonderful set
Lillian

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mjparmy
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:05 AM

excellent close up shot.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:07 AM

Excellent and wonderful set of images,very well done,
saeid

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102286 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:14 AM

Vesula Germanica..(german/European wasp) and a beauty too. V1 for me is got some wonderful detailing
Matt.

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SUE118
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:16 AM

It's great when they co operate. 4 super shots.

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102286 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:27 AM

oooh wheres the EDIT button... i meant to type VESPULA GERMANICA.... Grin

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samarmishra
8 Apr 2011 - 7:33 AM

Hi Carol, excellent shots again but I shall say not only this little one posed for you all the bugs, flies and insects pose for you and the honor you... Ha ha ,, excellent shot indeed.

Samar..

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 7:44 AM

Four super wasp studies. I love these super sharp, smartly dressed beasties and your images have done them full justice.

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Jekaro
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:54 AM

Four superbly detail close up shots, Carol, V1 for me.
Roy

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Rock
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:54 AM

Very sharp shots.

Rock

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RonnieAG
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:56 AM

Very brave of you approaching so close, Carol: I have had a few wasp stings in my day and really nasty they were too. Luckily this one seemed a bit laid back and allowed you these superb close-up shots, the detail being excellent.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:56 AM

Sleepy or not he still looks menacing in v1 Carol!!
Helen

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:11 AM

brilliant set carol cracking detail i hate the things got stung on my eyelid when i was a wee small lad put me off for life v1 for me today Wink
andy

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sparrowhawk
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8 Apr 2011 - 8:14 AM

don't be fooled by his sleepy exterior he can pack a puch ! lovely shots

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:36 AM

Even when co-operative, not a friendly looking face! Superb macros.

Ann

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barbarahirst
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8 Apr 2011 - 8:37 AM

V1 without a doubt for me ....

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pluckyfilly
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8 Apr 2011 - 8:37 AM

a WOW of a shot and great set

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:44 AM

Fantastic set Carol....V1 for me ..Great work.
Alvar

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Silverzone
8 Apr 2011 - 8:51 AM

Super set view 2 for me today. Sylvia

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 9:02 AM

Wow what a great close up.

Steve.

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mrswoolybill
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8 Apr 2011 - 9:11 AM

****** terrifying, and excellent! If this is what they look like when they're sleepy, I dread to think what they look like this close when angry!
Moira

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teocali
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8 Apr 2011 - 9:23 AM

Superb set of close-ups Carol - his face and expression is very much like a hornet. V1 for me.
Sylvia

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Len1950
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8 Apr 2011 - 9:43 AM

Great shots, personally I wouldn't have got as close, been stung more than once.

Len

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8 Apr 2011 - 9:49 AM

Superb set of images Carol,
Fred.

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 - 9:52 AM

These are amazing Macro shots Carol (as usual) you have a great Tecnique and skill, you never cease to amaze me
,Well done
Regards
Pete

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digital_boi
8 Apr 2011 - 10:13 AM

well well well out to prove my comment on Monday to wrong when i said your moday post was going to be very difficult to beat grrrrr but you have gone and done it V1 is a cracker so a wee vote and !!!??

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SurreyHillsMan
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8 Apr 2011 - 10:18 AM

Great set Carol


Jon

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 10:43 AM

It looks so angry. Great set as always Carol
Kaleena

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 10:56 AM

Reminds me of Sunset Boulevard - "I'm ready for my close-up Mr de Mille". Smile Another excellent selection and so clear.
Chris

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diamondgeaser
8 Apr 2011 - 11:57 AM

V1 for me, but there all amazing and so well detailed. Nice work Carol.......JIM.Smile

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Joline
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8 Apr 2011 - 1:09 PM

Yep, it looks like he just woke up and still has a bit of a fuzzy headSmile

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achieverswales

Hi Carol
V1 is awsome, one of your best.

Regards

Trev.

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PattiW
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8 Apr 2011 - 1:47 PM

PERFECTION! Patti

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Daisymaye
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8 Apr 2011 - 2:08 PM

Just excellent Carol. All of them but especially V1.........Sandy

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 2:33 PM

Rather glad it is on screen and not on a branch near me. Excellently taken.
jon

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sweetpea62
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8 Apr 2011 - 2:44 PM

Whay can I say Carol all just stunning.Well done.. Lin

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EMJAYCEE
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8 Apr 2011 - 2:54 PM

Terrific work Carol.
Joan.

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Miroslav
Miroslav  5 Czech Republic
8 Apr 2011 - 5:28 PM

Nice shot Carol.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 6:37 PM

Four excellent shots Carol - and congratulations on the UAWink

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TonyDy
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8 Apr 2011 - 7:22 PM

Another brilliant set, Carol.
Tony

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8 Apr 2011 - 7:54 PM

Great portrait Carol

Stace

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bricurtis
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8 Apr 2011 - 8:19 PM

V2 for me from this set Carol.

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 8:22 PM

Oh my Lord! Every one a winner for me CarolGrin

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8 Apr 2011 - 9:51 PM

A superb set Carol, we have a few here at the moment........early for wasps though,
Geoff.

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Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2011 - 10:49 PM

Another superb set, Carol. Excellent detail in all and all excellently captured. Great work Smile Congratulations on the UA award Grin
Take care, enjoy your weekend,
Pauline

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8 Apr 2011 - 11:08 PM

A terrific set of close ups Carol, the detail is awesome. The wasps are about over here too, the recent warm spell has brought them out

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9 Apr 2011 - 8:52 AM

Agressive and scaring

Peter

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
9 Apr 2011 - 10:55 AM

Quite a fearsome looking chap! Excellent images ! Gill

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9 Apr 2011 - 7:34 PM

Nearly missed this, due to being out all day yesterday, I'm trying to catch up! Not my favourite cretaures, but excellently captured here, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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viscostatic
10 Apr 2011 - 8:21 AM

Superb Carol - a great head on shot.

Phil.

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10 Apr 2011 - 1:27 PM

...cracking shots Carol....excellent work as always:
.......Mike

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norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2011 - 4:59 PM

Excellent work Carol the clarity is superb, well captured all..........................

Tony.

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hary60
hary60  6 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2011 - 6:41 PM

Stunning set with excellent detail
Harry

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2011 - 7:47 PM

Fantastic detail in these
Gemma

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brianhaslam
15 Apr 2011 - 7:11 PM

So close and detailed.

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PhillipMinnis

A nice set of wasp macros! The second image is my favourite! Smile


Cheers

Phil

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carpmanstu
15 Mar 2012 - 8:43 PM

Wonderful shot,I love the detail in the wasp and the way it seems to look at you,kinda makes you forget they have a sting in there tail. Smile

Stu.

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