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...not by me I might add. This was the work of my insect-phobic father. The abdomen is missing...yucky! Quite pleased with this for a cheap compact shot tho.

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix F410
Title:Swatted
Username:starstriders starstriders
Uploaded:24 Oct 2004 - 6:09 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
24 Oct 2004 - 6:12 PM

As well you should be. Great clean shot, and the was is nice and detailed.

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starstriders
24 Oct 2004 - 6:14 PM

Ah no sorry...forgot to add...the reason it was swatted so enthusiastically by my father was that it was a hornet...and it was massive.

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fossilized
24 Oct 2004 - 6:16 PM

Everything is a photo opportunity - even a corpse!

+ve very sharp and good colours

-ve missing body parts?

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
24 Oct 2004 - 6:19 PM

Yeah I thought it wasn't a regular wasp. A hornet eh? How cool.

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starstriders
24 Oct 2004 - 6:23 PM

Apparently it flew through the window like a B52 bomber! A slight exageration I think...but yes...a hornet.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 109964 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2004 - 6:44 PM

You brutes! Poor Hornet - it was only looking for somewhere to nest for the Winter Smile

If you'd rotated it so that it was upright we may not have seen the "missing bits". Very sharply photographed

Brian

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starstriders
24 Oct 2004 - 6:46 PM

Nah...I rolled it all over the page and I couldn't get an interesting enough shot from the back. This was taken in Easter this year so it certainly wasn't looking for a winter hide-out!

And it wasn't me that killed it by the way...I'd have put it out in a glass. Wink

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den2il
den2il  10203 forum posts England
24 Oct 2004 - 6:48 PM

I do like this very much. The composition is spot on, well captured.

--Den--

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Ian G W
Ian G W  10396 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2004 - 7:03 PM

Great detail - the shadow adds to the composition too.

Click.

Ian.

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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10522 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2004 - 8:30 PM

Hope your dad swatted it with The Financial Times and not the Sun (not the way to go)
Great shot though by you and your dad.
: ^ )

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starstriders
24 Oct 2004 - 8:35 PM

It certainly wasn't the Sun! Give him some credit! Ick! No it would have been The Guardian. LOL!

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mellyleth
mellyleth  10212 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Oct 2004 - 10:04 PM

Utterly brilliant. You've got some good detail there, probably a bit more than we needed actually!!!

Swatted.

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Keelo
Keelo  10 Australia
25 Oct 2004 - 7:40 AM

Nice composition with plenty of detail, good job!

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heidilee
heidilee  10901 forum posts
25 Oct 2004 - 11:40 AM

+ve: Shadow and colours look good and clear. Compostion is excellent.

-ve: Maybe a change in DOF so the whole of the hornet is in focus. Maybe not possible on a compact though.

Good capture, epsecially since you are using a compact.

Heidi

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UserRemoved
25 Oct 2004 - 10:52 PM

+ve: Killed by a Guardian reader! Good detail and light. Nicely comp'd

-ve: Actionable by the Insect Preservation Society! Weird pose (despite it missing the majority of body).

Rotating CCW 45 deg might produce a more interesting take

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cwebster
cwebster  9
26 Oct 2004 - 8:39 PM

It's a bugs life huh!

Not bad at all

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