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Photographing a rather pretty little grass, this wasp decided to make a landing, which I was not too happy about, as I was holding the stalk of grass in my hand! After a few quick shots and a very shaky hand, the wasp decided to make its way down the stem towards my fingers, so time to drop the grass and make an exit!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:the stinger
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:29 Sep 2009 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:94
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:43 AM

Very brave of you Carol.Can't detect any camera shake LOL.Well done.
Tom.

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:49 AM

Good morning - this looks a fearsome creature - Jude.

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GrahamNobles
29 Sep 2009 - 5:57 AM

Thank goodness for image stabilisers!
Graham

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maratsuikka
29 Sep 2009 - 6:03 AM

V1 is fantastic Carol

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ChrisBilton
29 Sep 2009 - 6:05 AM

an incredible image

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
29 Sep 2009 - 6:26 AM

another great set of close ups nice presentation super detail i take it you did not have a drink last night to have such a steady hand-ray

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 6:33 AM

Another three superb detailed shots, Carol, V1 for me.
Roy

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somnathchatterjee

three beautiful images, 1st class standard.

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CherryMartin
29 Sep 2009 - 6:47 AM

pin sharp, 3 great close ups.

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:05 AM

Very good image, hand held camara and hand held subject, yet still pin sharp image, great photography, as always.
Kindest Regards
Burnsie

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Stace
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29 Sep 2009 - 7:16 AM

Great close ups Carol

Stace

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 7:27 AM

Excellent set pin sharp detail V1 is brilliant
Harry

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:34 AM

I hate wasps! Horrible little things Tongue Nice shots though, he's a bit funny looking! Grin

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viscostatic
29 Sep 2009 - 7:40 AM

Great detail and V1 is a very good composition - not the nicest of creatures, thankfully all gone for the year in Scotland.

Phil.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:48 AM

I think V2 but a great set

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whiteswan01
29 Sep 2009 - 7:52 AM

great set braver than me lol
Dawn

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ChristineL
29 Sep 2009 - 7:54 AM

he wasn't going to let you miss him out Carol.
Great detail and a lovely balancing act from both of you,
Chris.

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:55 AM

Nice comp again Carol
Glynn

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:56 AM

Brave of you, but it's resulted in 3 rather lovely images. V1 is especially well posed by Mr or Mrs Wasp!

Ann

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 7:57 AM

Well done Carol!!!

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
29 Sep 2009 - 8:09 AM

Well captured, not worth the risk of being stung though
Mandy

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motorsportpictures

V1 for me.
Scott

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 8:10 AM

Brave lass !!
What an amazing contrast between the spikey grass and that cute critter

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 8:48 AM

Good work as ever Carol. For some reason it brought memories of "I'm the King of the Castle" a game we played as kids.

Albert

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Arty
Arty  11 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 9:09 AM

Three excellant shots! The detail is so sharp, well spotted and taken.
Arty.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom968 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 9:09 AM

V1 is particularly good, he seems to be balancing so precariously and awkwardly.
Moira

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 9:16 AM

Nasty!
Jim

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
29 Sep 2009 - 10:00 AM

Great details

Peter

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harky2402
harky2402  5 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 - 10:01 AM

Excellent close-ip and amazing detail

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 10:13 AM

Lovely detail in this shot, he looks uncomfortable on those spikes.
john

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 10:55 AM

Excellent set Carol, well done!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 11:03 AM

An excellent set Carol - I dont think the wasp got the point!!! lol

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gingerdelight
29 Sep 2009 - 11:32 AM

Fantastic shots Carol, and I truly admire your courage!
Carol

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
29 Sep 2009 - 12:13 PM

What fabulous captures carol ,love them all
Mike xx

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
29 Sep 2009 - 12:19 PM

Great set Carol, tell me about butterfly.

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 12:50 PM

Excellent captures Carol superb detail and colour, but i still hate them. Gary

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Jat_Riski
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29 Sep 2009 - 12:50 PM

Excellent set.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 12:57 PM

Prickly-- v3 is outstanding-- love the design on the wap!
Jennnn

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
29 Sep 2009 - 2:14 PM

Excellent images Carol. superb work and detail in all of the set
(you are brave) you wouldnt get me near a wasp urghhhh!!!
Andrea x

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85862 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 2:45 PM

top notch macro....Ouch!!!!!

Adrian

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Rock
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29 Sep 2009 - 2:47 PM

Superb series Carol.

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lyntonB
lyntonB  7 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 4:01 PM

Super series of shots Carol!! Well caught.

Lynton

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 4:15 PM

Stunning work Carol, so well detailed and pin sharp.
Bob

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Silverzone
29 Sep 2009 - 4:20 PM

Super trio. Sylvia

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29 Sep 2009 - 4:40 PM

Fine detailed set Carol...Bill

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koka
koka e2 Member 6koka vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 5:13 PM

such wonderful composition of colours - you couldnt paint it more perfectly - great captures Katie

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:36 PM

Absolutely brilliant. Wasp as well. I think I might have thrown the grass away . . .

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 5:37 PM

Rather you than me, Carol! An excellent set, especially in your circumstances.
TrevB Smile

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
29 Sep 2009 - 6:08 PM

Great serie.Bravo.
Cor.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
29 Sep 2009 - 7:19 PM

Not the most comfortable of places to land, three great shots

Nicky

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NigelClements
29 Sep 2009 - 7:23 PM

Stupendous Images Carol, the clarity is 'spectacular'

Nigel.

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29 Sep 2009 - 8:20 PM

Lovely seed head and wasp detail light and tones Carol
Pauline.

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Hebe  6 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 8:24 PM

Such an excellent series shots Carol, with supurb detail.

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jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 - 10:05 PM

Great series v1 is my favourite - a great composition
Jenny

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 11:51 PM

The hard ships of bug photography,,even when he wasnt your intended subject,lol.
Brilliant detail as ever,,

Aidan,,

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foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2009 - 8:24 PM

Brilliant Carol.
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Fantastic image - superb detail captured.

Well done

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