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Deep amongst the thistles I spotted this wasps nest, with a number of inhabitants, and gingerly managed a couple of images before one of the members decided I was getting too close and shooed me off with a sting!

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:a sting in the tale!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:11 Aug 2014 - 5:28 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wasp, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:72
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 5:56 AM

Very interesting shot Carol! I can see the babies inside! Is it the babies?
Anyway they look great! Hope you haven't got a reaction from the sting...
IB

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kirkoid
kirkoid  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:06 AM

Two cracking detailed captures. I think the sting was worth it but then I am not the one on the receiving end.
Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:31 AM

Wow, two brilliant an unusual shots Carol, well done you for being brave enough to risk a sting, I don't think I would have hung around long enough to get even 1 shot.

Andy

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JohnoP
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11 Aug 2014 - 6:45 AM

These are amazing Carol.....very brave of you and sorry to hear you got stung in the process....never seen this before so thanks for sharing! Smile John

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sweetpea62
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11 Aug 2014 - 6:49 AM

Sorry you got stung Carol, but an amazing set..Lin

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:00 AM

Brilliant images Carol

Ade

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:15 AM

Two stunning, absolutely remarkable shots. Well done you for getting them.

I can't say they were well worth the sting because I have never had a wasp sting in my life, but I said that about bee stings until a couple of years ago - ouch!

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M_squared
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:32 AM

Stunning! Great work for your art. Well captured.

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:36 AM

Intrepid!
Hope you don't have any after effects from the sting - they look like vicious types.
Great pictures, Carol.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:47 AM

A very interesting and well captured pair of images Carol. Each one full of great colour and detail. Thanks for sharing.

I hope that the sting won't put you off capturing many more superb images.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NDODS at 11 Aug 2014 - 7:48 AM

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Badgerfred
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:50 AM

Excellent captures Carol, great detail in both,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:54 AM

Fabulous images....
But worth the sting? Not so sure!

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:56 AM

Bee stings are bad enough , cannot imagine how sore a wasp sting must be...great shots though Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 8:03 AM

Very brave of you to approach that close, but a great find: V 2 for me as the detail is so crisp.
I have had 3 wasp stings and they were quite horrendous, so I'd not have tried what you did.
R.

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bobpaige1
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11 Aug 2014 - 8:07 AM

Nice fined Carol,2 super images.

Bob.

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GeorgePlatis
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11 Aug 2014 - 8:17 AM

Wonderful images of these dangerous wasps, Carol!
George

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janlea
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11 Aug 2014 - 8:46 AM

Two brilliant shots Carol, V2 is my favourite, the detail is so sharp Smile
Jan

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viscostatic
11 Aug 2014 - 8:58 AM

First you brave the thistles then the wasps. Worth it though Carol to get these images.

Phil.

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Ted447
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11 Aug 2014 - 9:01 AM

Two super images V2 for me. Ted. GrinGrin

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digital_boi
11 Aug 2014 - 9:28 AM

V2 for me Carol the detail is much clearer two brave captures hope the sting has not caused any issues know you you will be heading back for more captures

Graham

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 10:46 AM

Super captures. Well done.
I didn't know they nested so exposed.

B.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 11:42 AM

Great shots. Such a small nest compared with those I've seen over here. Must be a different type of wasp.
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Joline
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11 Aug 2014 - 12:07 PM

You are a brave soul!
This is a wonderful action shot of their industrious nature.

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Nikonuser1
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11 Aug 2014 - 12:33 PM

2 super captures Carol, sorry to hear that one of the inhbitants took offence at you takeing piccies, hope you are OK.

Cliff

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Mike_Smith
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11 Aug 2014 - 1:05 PM

Two cracking close up shots Carol, i hope your ok after the sting, a friend of mine ended up in hospital after a wasp sting he reacted badly to it. He was replacing some roof tiles and underneath them was a wasps nest lol, his face and neck really swelled up and i think they were worried it would close off his airways

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TrevBatWCC
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11 Aug 2014 - 1:23 PM

Got stung eh?! What we have to put up with to get images!! Wink Two good 'uns here, Carol, and go for V2 as my fave Smile
Trev Smile

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Mollycat
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11 Aug 2014 - 1:30 PM

Hope your OK after the sting Carol. These are both superb, but V2 has the edge for me.
Peter.

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TonyDy
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11 Aug 2014 - 2:53 PM

We have to suffer for our art, Carol - great shots, worth the effort.
Tony

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danbrann
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11 Aug 2014 - 3:28 PM

I do hope you are ok Carol after this cracking shot. You were lucky if you got away with just one sting.

Thank you for your User Award today. It was extremely kind of you and I am thrilled to bits as I love these Red Squirrels.

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CaroleS
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11 Aug 2014 - 3:52 PM

Beginnings of a colony there! Well captured detailSmile
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ali63
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11 Aug 2014 - 3:53 PM

Super images Carol,hope you are ok after the sting,

Ali GrinGrin

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JuBarney
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11 Aug 2014 - 5:51 PM

Amazing detailed shots Carol & you are very brave;
I feel frightened just looking at your images.
Ju

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2014 - 5:56 PM

Fascinating capture, Carol

P.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 6:10 PM

Ouch suffering for your art!
I love the honeycomb - one of life's marvellous mysteries!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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evelen
evelen  9 England
11 Aug 2014 - 6:42 PM

excellent captures Carol.
eve.Smile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2014 - 7:02 PM

There is always a sting in the tail to a good photoWink

Sorry Carol, could not resistSmile

Heavy showers today, but still warm and humid

Adrian

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kuvailija
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:13 PM

Excellent ! - Actually never seen anything as good from this subject ! SmileSmileSmile And rather dangerous too . Hope that you are not allergic to those stings ?!Blush --- Jukka.

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prabhusinha
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:29 PM

2 great images

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EMJAYCEE
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:39 PM

Amazing close up work Carol.
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Brian65
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11 Aug 2014 - 7:40 PM

Perfect shot taken by a brave lady.SmileTongueWink
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Lillian
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11 Aug 2014 - 8:26 PM

That is brilliant!

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Fred263
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11 Aug 2014 - 8:40 PM

Outstanding images. Hope the sting has healed but it was worth itBlush

Fred

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11 Aug 2014 - 9:13 PM

superb shots Carol you are a brave one getting so close to these
Neil

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11 Aug 2014 - 10:25 PM

Excellent work carol
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mikbee
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11 Aug 2014 - 11:11 PM

Well worth your sting Carol !!
Super shots.
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12 Aug 2014 - 5:10 AM

Excellent work

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
12 Aug 2014 - 8:09 AM

They do look vicious Carol !Brave shots !!

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stub197
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12 Aug 2014 - 1:41 PM

Beautifully captured pin sharp detailed image
Love both shots AwesomeSmileSmileSmilepaul

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2014 - 12:47 AM

W0W what a find, I do hope it is well from the house,lol.
Lovely interesting set Carol.

Aidan,,

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15 Aug 2014 - 7:21 PM

Sharp shots Carol . Wasp stings are vicious. Hope you had some vinegar to bathe it in ?

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sarasij
sarasij  2 India
3 Sep 2014 - 4:47 PM

nice shot

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