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Hmmm, wonder what's in here? On a trip to the coast yesterday I spotted this wasp nosing around what looked like a deserted nest, and I couldn't resist some photos. On looking at V.2, I believe there are two or three eggs in the chambers, so maybe the wasp decided that he found his ideal abode by the sea Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:investigations
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:14 Mar 2013 - 5:51 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Macro, Nature, Wasp, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 5:56 AM

Oh wow Carol, what an incredible shot, he really is inquisitive, the one version he almost looks like he is stuck halfway inGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
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14 Mar 2013 - 6:05 AM

They don't come better than these Carol. Take my UA for the day.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Mar 2013 - 6:07 AM

Three really excellent captures of this little torturer Carol Smile The ones we get here sting you repeatedly if you accidently disturb them or have a close encounter with them Smile I like V2 a lot !

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Tobytoes
Tobytoes  1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 6:27 AM

Brilliant close up, the depth of field is so deep, well done

Tobytoes
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 6:28 AM

What fantastic and wonderful captures.Carol,very well done,
Saeid

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marktc
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14 Mar 2013 - 6:57 AM

Great set again Carol these are nasty but attractive looking creatures and fascinating!

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 7:02 AM

Excellent macros

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 7:12 AM

three stunners her carol fantastic detail brilliant colour and textures very well spotted top shots Wink
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Andysnapper
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:15 AM

Just superb.....love all 3.

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Caziwinkles
14 Mar 2013 - 7:15 AM

Great macro shots Carol - amazing detail and super colours. Smile

Carol

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KarenFB
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:21 AM

Well caught!

She probably made this herself, then when her eggs hatch her daughters will help enlarge it for her. I'm surprised it's out in the open though! Smile

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SUE118
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:33 AM

He's looking at his very own beach hut, super macro images.

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fificat100
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:34 AM

Stunning detail in these Ace shots, Carol. Am spoiled for choice, but think V2 has the edge for me SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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janlea
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:37 AM

Awesome close-up images Carol, gorgeous colours and superb detail Smile
Jan

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fentiger
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:47 AM

Wildlife in action ~ three fine captures Carol.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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14 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

Surreal images

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

Invasion of the giant wasp. Three great shots.

Barry

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 7:51 AM

Incredible images
Steve

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NDODS
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14 Mar 2013 - 8:05 AM

Stunning trio Carol

Nathan Grin

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EMJAYCEE
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14 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM

Fantastic macro images.
Joan.

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Lillian
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14 Mar 2013 - 8:43 AM

A real one off shot Carol, and you got three!!!
well done to you as a really original set
Lillian

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WhiteRose1
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14 Mar 2013 - 9:26 AM

Land of the giants. Wonderful detail and 1 & 2 are so well composed, Carol.

Dave

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AnnChown
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14 Mar 2013 - 9:30 AM

Really fascinating Carol and a little dangerous - I imagine you'll be following up the progress here....
Ann

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RonnieAG
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14 Mar 2013 - 9:48 AM

What an interesting subject matter, so well recorded by you, Carol: three excellent macros.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
14 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

She is playing hide and seek Caril, three excellent close ups.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
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14 Mar 2013 - 10:50 AM

Super set, Carol. Not a favourite insect with me. They frequently make nests around the house, then think moving indoors might suit them better!

Ann

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thedaddy
thedaddy  3 England
14 Mar 2013 - 10:52 AM

stunning

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Joline
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14 Mar 2013 - 11:46 AM

A great find. I especially like v2.
I wonder if this isn't a paper wasp constructing her nest?

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lonely_oryx
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14 Mar 2013 - 11:55 AM

3 stunners

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Fefe
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14 Mar 2013 - 12:27 PM

V2 is my fave Carol, excellent pov............
in V1 though, the glint on her eye makes the eye look human shapedGrin........or is this me being my normal potty self?Wink
Diane

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14 Mar 2013 - 1:16 PM

Stunning Carol with V1 doing it for me.

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AnneWorner
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14 Mar 2013 - 1:29 PM

Fine images Carol - personally I stay far away from wasps......we have some nasty ground wasps that will be smoked out the end of the week. Yech.

Anne

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TonyDy
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14 Mar 2013 - 2:09 PM

Great shots, Carol, but is this not a seed head???
Tony

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14 Mar 2013 - 2:14 PM

Wonderful piece of wildlife photography Carol...

Mike

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Irishkate
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14 Mar 2013 - 2:27 PM

Have to overlook the wasp today as the nest is amazing.
Love V2 which shows it so clearly.
Fascinating.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rajasekar
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14 Mar 2013 - 2:36 PM

Wonderful Macro.. to me V1 and V3 pulls me much! Great work!!

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14 Mar 2013 - 3:21 PM

Not my favourite flying objects, but what amazing close-ups, Carol...think I might just have to give you and the wasp my UA....Wink
Trev Smile

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14 Mar 2013 - 3:36 PM

great find .. wasps aren't as bad as ticks and French bureaucrats.Wink
v2 is my favourite caus I'm as nosy as the wasp.

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14 Mar 2013 - 3:47 PM

Beautiful macro images of wasp and its nesτ !
George

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14 Mar 2013 - 4:07 PM

All three are great images Carol, but today v2 makes it for me - great pov!
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14 Mar 2013 - 4:10 PM

3 top notch shots Carol.
Brian

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14 Mar 2013 - 4:52 PM

Three beautiful Carol. How lovely. Smile

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Niknut
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14 Mar 2013 - 4:56 PM

Great trio !!......impressive quality !!

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gallero
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14 Mar 2013 - 5:10 PM

Esta es la mejor fotografia que e visto eb esta portal..Estoy seguro de eso..

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Chinga
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14 Mar 2013 - 5:11 PM

Looks HUGE!!!!! Brave of you to get such good quality macros...
Excellent images Carol. IB

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14 Mar 2013 - 6:12 PM

WOWWW. FanTAStic shots of the wasp and nest, Carol!!! I've actually seen a similar sorta nest in a Malaysian forest a long time ago. Aren't these kind of structures awesome? Smile Insects really are something...

Andrew

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2013 - 6:34 PM

Wonderful structure - I always marvel at wasp nests.

P.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
14 Mar 2013 - 6:40 PM

three great images Carol.
eve.Smile

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14 Mar 2013 - 7:08 PM

Fantastic color Macro Image Set ~ Peter

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14 Mar 2013 - 7:39 PM

V1 looks almost brutal

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14 Mar 2013 - 8:43 PM

Superb captures Carol - looks like it could be working on it.
Brian.

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thedaddy
thedaddy  3 England
14 Mar 2013 - 9:15 PM

stunning set of photos ::::got to give you my award today ..superb

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JuBarney
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15 Mar 2013 - 2:59 PM

Amazing detailed shots but that wasp looks HUGE!
Ju

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15 Mar 2013 - 5:37 PM

An outstanding set Carol. A

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leontari
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16 Mar 2013 - 10:00 AM

V2 for me Carol. Simply stunning!!!!
Effrossini

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16 Mar 2013 - 1:29 PM

A fantastic set of images Carol, v2 is the pick of them. As a Gloucester Rugby fan I find it difficult to vote for a wasp!Blush

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17 Mar 2013 - 11:16 AM

Fabulous set, only once saw one of these nests didnt know then what it was

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