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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
19 Aug 2013 5:51AM
Crikey - I don't know how you managed to capture that threat, Carol.
Almost like a stop motion film.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Aug 2013 6:06AM
These are superb captures Carol !! Living dangerously these days I perceive Smile Amazing photography here Smile
S_Psharma 5 1 India
19 Aug 2013 6:06AM
Very beautiful macro shots for me v1 is the winner.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
19 Aug 2013 6:28AM
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.

19 Aug 2013 6:31AM
Who needs science fiction when nature provides. Wonderful shot Carol Smile
19 Aug 2013 6:46AM
These are stunning close up images, Carol!
He does look threatening in V1!!!

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:50AM
1 is great, 2 is blurry, 3 is brilliant!
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
19 Aug 2013 7:24AM
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!
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 7:37AM
Wow what a capture and that expression say's it all.
19 Aug 2013 7:38AM
Well captured images Carol, Hornets are not easy to
photographin more ways than one
19 Aug 2013 7:52AM
V1 for me Carol, super macro,
19 Aug 2013 7:56AM
scary creature! Great set. ( Mine looks a bit like one of yours today !!Wink) gx
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:30AM
your title with V1 really made me laugh!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 8:32AM
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.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Aug 2013 8:39AM
A canny pair of nashers on this one Carol!! Great set of images!!
19 Aug 2013 8:50AM
Beautiful and brave captures of this rather dangerous insect, Carol !
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:52AM
Great captures, V3

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Aug 2013 9:01AM
Stunningly close Carol !!!
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
19 Aug 2013 9:16AM
Three Stunning images carol.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Aug 2013 10:32AM
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
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 10:52AM
Does look rather menacing CarolWink
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:00AM
Brilliant set
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:27AM
Great shots, Carol, V3 is the winner for me.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:29AM
Superb macros Carol with V3 my favourite.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:37AM
Excellent macros especially V1. I bet it packs a sting. paul
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Aug 2013 11:43AM
Strangely, not as scary looking as wasps for me. 1 & 3 are very well done, Carol. Just how close are you?

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
19 Aug 2013 12:03PM
I give them a wide my leg into one of their nests once....not a pleasant encounterSadSadSad
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 1:10PM
Three macro monsters munching menacingly

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Aug 2013 1:50PM
V1 is excellent Carol. These can be so annoying but make a great set.......Sandy
19 Aug 2013 1:50PM
Brilliant detail in these shots, Carol. V1 runs away with my vote today! Smile

19 Aug 2013 2:30PM
V1 then V 3 for me Carol definitely pushing yer luck here excellent detail

19 Aug 2013 2:54PM
Another set of stunning close ups Carol..Lin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:17PM
You're very brave Carol - v1 is my fave.
stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 3:38PM
Great images
19 Aug 2013 3:47PM
We call it Potter Wasp, Great.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 4:20PM
Great macro work, as always. Never met a Hornet and happy enough to keep it that way!!

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
19 Aug 2013 4:26PM
You've been well spotted. Top shots.
19 Aug 2013 4:41PM
Great macro shots Carol, excellent detail.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 5:17PM
Gosh aren't you brave; I would be scared stiff to be that close! (Bad memories from childhood in our attic)
Splendid scary shots.
19 Aug 2013 5:55PM
absolutely amazing shots especially v1
evelen 13 5 England
19 Aug 2013 6:30PM
excellent set of shots Carol.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 6:38PM
Rather you than me CarolWink

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

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 7:14PM
Blimey what a great set absolutely amazing
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 7:35PM
Versions 1 and 3 really sharp
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Aug 2013 7:59PM
V1 and v3 are top quality Carol, he'd have scared the living daylights out of the big wuss that is the Tomcat!Tongue
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:20PM
Top notch again Carol, sorry ive missed your shots lately.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
19 Aug 2013 8:32PM

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:40PM
V1 is my favourite, Carol. So that's what these nasties look like close up. I've never got close enoughTongue!
19 Aug 2013 9:50PM
V1 for me - Wow - stunning.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
20 Aug 2013 1:17AM
WOW -- what an amazing macro!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 4:20PM
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

Ali SmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Aug 2013 4:17PM
I love watching hornets.. if you move slowly and don't upset them the are fine.
great shots Carol!
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 5:54PM
still love this one lol
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 1:51AM
Oh My! A "Beast"! Like them all! Full view in V3... Grin
30 Apr 2014 1:30AM
Beautiful set of images love em GrinSmileSmile

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