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Thanks to everyone for your C&C's on yesterday's bumble bee and special thanks to Alan (AlanBaseley) for his highly valued UA and Willie (banehawi) and Nigel (Nigeve1) for their excellent mods - all much appreciated.

Today a wasp - not a popular creature but impressively put together all the same.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP 90.0 mm f/2.8 Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jun 2014 - 1:24 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/32.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Auto
Title:Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)
Username:jasonrwl jasonrwl
Uploaded:10 Jun 2014 - 4:48 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Insect, Wasp, Wildlife / nature
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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 6:10 PM

This combo is working for you now, a superb close up-- impressive sharpness and focus!

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 4835 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 7:35 PM

Superb shot !!......amazing detail & rich colour !!!.Smile

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TonyDy
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10 Jun 2014 - 7:35 PM

Great close-up, Jason.
Tony

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 7:44 PM

Stunning magnificent macro! In all seriousness this is an excellent shot Jason the detail is superb! Nice one sir

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bobpaige1
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10 Jun 2014 - 8:39 PM

Super macro shot Jason.

Bob.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101055 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3057 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 8:39 PM

Excellent shot. These keep getting better.

One tip: dont use Auto WB, set it to the light the subject is in.

Thats the major tweak done in the mod, plus a little localized sharpening.


regards


Willie

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stuart1963
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10 Jun 2014 - 8:46 PM

Superb Jason

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5415 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 8:52 PM


Quote: Excellent shot. These keep getting better.

One tip: dont use Auto WB, set it to the light the subject is in.

Thats the major tweak done in the mod, plus a little localized sharpening.


regards


Willie

Thanks Willie - great mod and very helpful advice - I tend to rely on Tweaking white balance in Camera RAW but didn't do it this time and you are right about the difference it makes - thanks gain
Jason

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 9:58 PM

Lessons for all regarding White Balance - something we often rely on when light is changing
by the minute! I'd have thought your image was well nigh on perfect but Willie has shown us once again
how it can be improved.
Kate GrinGrin

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2014 - 11:19 PM

Excellent macro shot Jason..Lin

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Ayoob
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11 Jun 2014 - 1:10 AM

Excellent macro shot....GrinGrinGrin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2014 - 1:29 AM

I personally love em, even if they don't like me Sad good work again Jase.

Ade

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2014 - 7:17 AM

Great macro image, the ringflash ( I presume) has brought out lots of surface detail, good detail.

Nigel

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EddieAC
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11 Jun 2014 - 10:58 PM

I must say that I don't like wasps but they make great photographic subjects.

Nice sharp image and I like all the detail of his hair.

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