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Peach Hornet

By SteveMackay  
A 150 shot stack of a Hornet, the Peach part of the title is just what the background is made ofSmile
The reason for so many shots is because those Antennas are pretty long, the tip of the left antenna is considerably nearer the camera than the tip of the right one.
Thanks for looking and thanks to everyone who commented and voted on my last shot, with a special thanks to Christine, Paintman, AndS, Mike, David, Carol and Sylvia for your UA's on that one, cheers all!Smile

Tags: Insects Macro Insect Close-up and macro Peach Hornet Focus stack

Voters: Nigeve1, cabbie, clive burrow and 107 more

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Nigeve1 9 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 6:49PM
Truly outstanding macro work.
clive burrow 18 71 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 6:50PM
Stunning work indeed
AndS 10 2.2k United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 6:55PM
Another amazing image Steve, well done

ade123 10 285 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 6:56PM
An amazing image. Stunning photography

nkitsell 11 9 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 7:09PM
over sharpened, actually strains the eyes.
Glostopcat 16 255 2 England
8 Feb 2015 7:21PM
Phenomenal detail in this awesome close up study Steve, your dedication and attention to detail must be commended.
ali63 10 791 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 7:31PM
Wonderful image,

8 Feb 2015 7:55PM
Incredible detail.
Ayoob 11 Australia
8 Feb 2015 7:56PM
GrinGrinGrin WOWGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
8 Feb 2015 7:58PM
Superb shot of the highest quality Steve.GrinGrinGrinGrin
tonyng Plus
12 12 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 8:11PM
Quality stuff Steve.
dave1967 11 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2015 8:41PM
Cracking shot
Amazing image. Smile
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2275 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2015 12:04AM
The stacking really pays off, well worth the effort, because this is one of the best insect close-ups I've seen for a long time, and well deserves all of the awards.
johnke 9 232 17 England
9 Feb 2015 4:21AM
Just one word Steve, exceptional...John
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
9 Feb 2015 6:00AM
teocali Plus
14 442 18 England
9 Feb 2015 8:25AM
Simply stunning, Steve. Amazing detail, textures and tones, complemented perfectly by that soft, warm background colour. PERFECTION.
xGei8ht 14 76 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2015 8:28AM
basith_am 10 7 Sri Lanka
9 Feb 2015 4:39PM
Amazing macro.

Greyheron 20 282 7 England
9 Feb 2015 6:31PM
It's a peach of a shot(s), Steve Blush - superb work as always…

cheesey 16 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2015 8:13PM
Awesome Steve, very nicely done Smile.
User_Removed 9 920 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2015 1:31PM
Excellent detailed macro!!
BydoR9 11 194 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2015 1:32PM
150 shots! That's impressive! Outstanding work Steve! Grin
Briar 7
11 Feb 2015 5:44AM
Laborious, painstaking, and brilliant! Beautiful work, Steve!
11 Feb 2015 5:43PM
Excellent close up a very nice image but they don't half sting Tongue
I saw a lot of macro photo before, but this one is one of the best!
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
16 Feb 2015 10:15AM
It's all been said and admired !!! Steve. Excellent !!
JohnoP 17 2
16 Feb 2015 12:11PM
Fabulous work Steve...I missed this! Congratulations on the awards and Photo of the well deserved! Smile John
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
16 Feb 2015 4:51PM
Congratulations on POTW and all the awards Steve - well deserved.... Somehow I missed this one earlier.
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 7:50PM
Wow! So worthy of all them awards!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Karen_Summers 13 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2015 8:42PM
wow amazing shot
cuffit Plus
16 360 8 England
16 Feb 2015 9:47PM
It gets my vote for quality, technique and sheer endeavour - but how do you set up the shot and take 150 photos of such a creature without it moving? Chris
chensuriashi Plus
16 336 18 England
17 Feb 2015 3:09PM
thanks for taking so much trouble just for us...It is a creep Alien sort of view of an Insect...Scary shooting but fascinating to look at..Well done!!! Chen.
17 Feb 2015 7:03PM
A huge thanks to EPZ for the generous Photo of the Week, to John for your highly valued GEA and to everyone else for your highly valued UA's, comments and votes, it's really appreciated everyone, happy days!!!!SmileSmileSmile
how on earth did you manage to reel off 150 shots of a live hornet without it moving..??? if it was alive then that is truly a fantastic photo and achievement..
alfpics Plus
20 388 4 England
17 Feb 2015 10:14PM
Superb work! Your pf has some great images in it
EddieAC 17 3.6k 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2015 3:47PM
I recently did an image consisting of 23 focus stacked shots and I though that was enough (and the first attempt at processing it crashed my ancient laptop Tongue).

Doing 150 shots is patience and commitment. Smile

Well deserving of all the awards.
BydoR9 11 194 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2015 10:59AM
Congratulations on your POTW Steve!! Well deserved!! Smile
MrNature1 9 14 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 9:34AM
Amazing Macro Grin
skram 7 5 8 Italy
27 Sep 2015 6:42PM
Love it!
kaoskode 10 1 United States
1 Jan 2016 6:40PM
A truly stunning shot.

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