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Time for a break from butterflies for a while. There are quite a number of hornets around at present, this beastie seemed to be staring me out, as if waiting for an opportunity to sting me.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:come any closer and I'll sting you!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:19 Aug 2013 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Hornet, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:81
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 372 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 5:51 AM

Crikey - I don't know how you managed to capture that threat, Carol.
Almost like a stop motion film.
Excellent!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
19 Aug 2013 - 6:06 AM

These are superb captures Carol !! Living dangerously these days I perceive Smile Amazing photography here Smile

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:06 AM

Very beautiful macro shots for me v1 is the winner.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 6:28 AM

Definitely giving you the evil eye there Carol, superb close-ups. Hornets always look to me as if they have been designed to be efficient killing machines, they are sleek and dangerous looking beasts.

Andy

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Russell_Charles

Who needs science fiction when nature provides. Wonderful shot Carol Smile

Last Modified By Russell_Charles at 19 Aug 2013 - 6:32 AM

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DicksPics
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19 Aug 2013 - 6:46 AM

These are stunning close up images, Carol!
He does look threatening in V1!!!

Richard

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LynneJoyce
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19 Aug 2013 - 6:50 AM

1 is great, 2 is blurry, 3 is brilliant!

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KarenFB
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19 Aug 2013 - 7:24 AM

Brilliantly caught - I always feel Hornets are the gentle giants of the wasp family. They seem to realise their size alone gives them some kind of protection!

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SUE118
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19 Aug 2013 - 7:37 AM

Wow what a capture and that expression say's it all.

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ChrisWallace
19 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

Well captured images Carol, Hornets are not easy to
photographin more ways than one
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19 Aug 2013 - 7:52 AM

V1 for me Carol, super macro,
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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 - 7:56 AM

scary creature! Great set. ( Mine looks a bit like one of yours today !!Wink) gx

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19 Aug 2013 - 8:30 AM

your title with V1 really made me laugh!

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RonnieAG
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19 Aug 2013 - 8:32 AM

Not a favourite insect for me, although they are few and far between over here, but what superb shots, esp. the detail in V 1 and 3.
Excellent close-up work, Carol.
Ronnie.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 8:39 AM

A canny pair of nashers on this one Carol!! Great set of images!!

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GeorgePlatis
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19 Aug 2013 - 8:50 AM

Beautiful and brave captures of this rather dangerous insect, Carol !
George

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 - 8:52 AM

Great captures, V3

Eileen

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rontear
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19 Aug 2013 - 9:01 AM

Stunningly close Carol !!!
Ron.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
19 Aug 2013 - 9:16 AM

Three Stunning images carol.

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TrevBatWCC
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19 Aug 2013 - 10:32 AM

Does look like he's eyeing you up in V1, Carol! Wink Excellent close-ups as usual, and go for V3 as my fave - it looks less intimidating in that shot! Smile
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CaroleS
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19 Aug 2013 - 10:52 AM

Does look rather menacing CarolWink

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boov
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19 Aug 2013 - 11:00 AM

Brilliant set

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TonyDy
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19 Aug 2013 - 11:27 AM

Great shots, Carol, V3 is the winner for me.
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Irishkate
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19 Aug 2013 - 11:29 AM

Superb macros Carol with V3 my favourite.
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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 11:37 AM

Excellent macros especially V1. I bet it packs a sting. paul

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WhiteRose1
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19 Aug 2013 - 11:43 AM

Strangely, not as scary looking as wasps for me. 1 & 3 are very well done, Carol. Just how close are you?

Dave

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Joline
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19 Aug 2013 - 12:03 PM

I give them a wide berth....got my leg into one of their nests once....not a pleasant encounterSadSadSad

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19 Aug 2013 - 1:10 PM

Three macro monsters munching menacingly

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Daisymaye
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19 Aug 2013 - 1:50 PM

V1 is excellent Carol. These can be so annoying but make a great set.......Sandy

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fificat100
19 Aug 2013 - 1:50 PM

Brilliant detail in these shots, Carol. V1 runs away with my vote today! Smile

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digital_boi
19 Aug 2013 - 2:30 PM

V1 then V 3 for me Carol definitely pushing yer luck here excellent detail

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19 Aug 2013 - 2:54 PM

Another set of stunning close ups Carol..Lin

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AnnChown
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19 Aug 2013 - 3:17 PM

You're very brave Carol - v1 is my fave.

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stuart1963
19 Aug 2013 - 3:38 PM

Great images

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prabhusinha
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19 Aug 2013 - 3:47 PM

We call it Potter Wasp, Great.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 4:20 PM

Great macro work, as always. Never met a Hornet and happy enough to keep it that way!!

Ann

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19 Aug 2013 - 4:26 PM

You've been well spotted. Top shots.
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19 Aug 2013 - 4:41 PM

Great macro shots Carol, excellent detail.
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JuBarney
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19 Aug 2013 - 5:17 PM

Gosh aren't you brave; I would be scared stiff to be that close! (Bad memories from childhood in our attic)
Splendid scary shots.
Ju

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19 Aug 2013 - 5:55 PM

absolutely amazing shots especially v1

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evelen
evelen  10 England
19 Aug 2013 - 6:30 PM

excellent set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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19 Aug 2013 - 6:38 PM

Rather you than me CarolWink

Seems like we have just commenced our Indian summer over here
Been in the +20's today

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19 Aug 2013 - 7:14 PM

Blimey what a great set absolutely amazing

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19 Aug 2013 - 7:35 PM

Versions 1 and 3 really sharp
Lillian

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19 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

V1 and v3 are top quality Carol, he'd have scared the living daylights out of the big wuss that is the Tomcat!Tongue

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19 Aug 2013 - 8:20 PM

Top notch again Carol, sorry ive missed your shots lately.
Brian

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19 Aug 2013 - 8:32 PM

Scary

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19 Aug 2013 - 9:40 PM

V1 is my favourite, Carol. So that's what these nasties look like close up. I've never got close enoughTongue!

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AlexAppleby
19 Aug 2013 - 9:50 PM

V1 for me - Wow - stunning.

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20 Aug 2013 - 1:17 AM

WOW -- what an amazing macro!
-=\Walter

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20 Aug 2013 - 4:20 PM

Wow he does look evil, you are very brave getting those shots, my dad was stung years ago he ended up in hospital to get the sting cut out SadSadSad

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21 Aug 2013 - 4:17 PM

I love watching hornets.. if you move slowly and don't upset them the are fine.
great shots Carol!

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22 Aug 2013 - 5:54 PM

still love this one lol

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28 Aug 2013 - 1:51 AM

Oh My! A "Beast"! Like them all! Full view in V3... Grin
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30 Apr 2014 - 1:30 AM

Beautiful set of images love em GrinSmileSmile

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