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By ChiliMan
Thanks so much for the response to yesterday’s upload, people. And Jennnn, I’m glad you liked the tribute and I totally loved reading your comment Smile

Now I like Dave’s (WhiteRose1) suggestion for yesterday’s fern shot – about mirroring V2 so that it leads from the left. I’m nominating the comment for constructive critique and hopefully that gets picked up.


Ok…a quick break from the flower show…’cos I just have to share with you all an encounter I had yesterday. I met this wasp. To me, a biggish wasp…about 2 inches from front to back. Both pics aren’t sharp too deep and unfortunately not sharp on the head. But this fella kept trotting about and going from plant to plant. I don’t think he liked me flashing him. Fair enough. Most people don’t like it either. Anywho, these two are the 2 most decent shots I got.


I’ll catch up on your pictures soon. Had an early start to a long day today. Up at 6.30am, after a couple of hours of sleep, to take my mum for a scope. It’s now half past midnight over here and my eyelids are going on strike.

Night night, people. Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite. Or this wasp Smile


Tags: Red Black Wasp Insect Close-up and macro Singapore Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 5:34PM
Wow Andrew, both great but V2 is astonishing! You have even captured the aimple eyes. Love the critter.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jul 2012 5:34PM
He's an evil looking blighter, Andrew, two super captures, particularly V.2. Carol
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 5:35PM
Hope you managed a good night's rest, Andrew? Rather like these images though very glad I didn't have to face a disgruntled Wasp, of this size especially! Great colours and some excellent details with V2 probably my favourite.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
19 Jul 2012 5:39PM
Do you really mean 2 inches Andrew? That's Huge! Two superb pictures. Smile
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2012 5:43PM
A+++++ images Andrew but that is way too close for me! way too close! he has a mean loooking beak!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 5:43PM
fantastic detail brilliant colours and light v2 just nicks it for me today andrew a stunner top shot Wink
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:08PM
Great detail on this beastie, looks a bit viscious to me though!!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:08PM
Great images, V2 is my fave too! Look sharp enough too me, but I cant stop laughing at the thought of you flashing the waspGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
19 Jul 2012 6:17PM
2" long, don't think I'd want to come across this one, fabulous image here Andy, well done to you!

PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:22PM
Awesome macros!! Damn, just used up my UA Sad
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 6:32PM
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 Jul 2012 6:34PM
2"!!! you don't even need a macro lens for that size!! I wouldn't be too happy with that thing buzzing around whilst I was taking photos. Much better you keep it in sight in the viewfinder. Excellent images, Andrew.


(ps. thanks for the mention)
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 6:49PM
Tremedous detail in these pair Andrew.
Good colours too.
Super shots.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
19 Jul 2012 6:50PM
Wonderful detail....well done!
Cor 9 Belgium
19 Jul 2012 6:51PM
SUPERB *****
wow two great macro shots like them GrinGrinGrinGrin
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
19 Jul 2012 7:05PM
v2 is defo my fav. 2 inches scary!! but an interesting critter. hope your mom is ok. lesley x
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
19 Jul 2012 7:35PM
2 great macro
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 8:33PM
Two inches! Good grief, what were you doing getting that close! I'd have been running!!
Wonderful images though, well worth the danger factor I would say!!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 9:07PM
Gets my vote and award, night night sleepy head.Wink
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 10:36PM
Great captures and well deserved award. V1 is my favourite.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
19 Jul 2012 10:38PM
Superb images, Andy.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:23AM
Wow! His bottom's like a trailer! Smile what a fearsome creature! Well done Andrew for facing him down!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 8:30AM
Both are excellent Andrew!

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
20 Jul 2012 11:51AM
V2 is my favorite....he looks much more threatening.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Jul 2012 9:48PM
Two fantastic close up captures Andrew, he does look rather menacing in v2. That big girls blouse my uncle Adie epzer "Tomcat" would run away screaming if he encountered him!Wink
RobinF 11 83 1 England
23 Jul 2012 6:48AM
V2 is absolutely astonishing Andrew! Wow! You have excelled yourself.
Hope you are well and will try to email you soon...

kind regards,

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
23 Jul 2012 11:10PM
amazing fantastic detail in the body.
you have been really eye to I with your wasp!

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