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By wildlife123
caught this wasp chewing on a piece of bacon rind.

Tags: Wildlife Macro Insect Close-up and macro


acousticmist 9 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 11:16AM
A great close up.....Martin

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2 Sep 2010 11:21AM
great shot....
achieverswales 9 8 101 Wales
2 Sep 2010 11:23AM
I would not do any thing to this amazing macro shot, congratulations!


RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
2 Sep 2010 11:25AM
A great macro shot with very good detail....reckon this is close enough with this type of insect.
2 Sep 2010 11:36AM
Fabulous detail. Gill
great macro shot, well done!
RipleyExile 16 1.6k 17 England
2 Sep 2010 12:15PM
A slighlty bigger depth of field would ensure that the end of the abdomen, the hairs on the abdomen and thorax and forward legs are sharp. I also feel that the image has been cropped to tight on the top left and bottom as the sides are too close to the head wings and legs.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4084 Canada
2 Sep 2010 2:13PM
A terrific macro Alan, - your best along with the Hunting Spider.

As mentioned, it will look better if its composed with some more space around it, especially at the front where its close to the edge. Its very easy in macro shooting to forget the basics of composition as you tend to want to get as close as possible, but sometimes backing out a small amount allows you to get a better composition by placing the subject in a good position in the frame.

Ive loaded a mod with the space added as an example, - and other than that Ive just lifted the dark areas a little with the shadow tool in CS4.

Hope this is helpful,


wrinkles 11 351 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 2:29PM
May be the crop is tight,but still a great picture.
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 4:38PM
It is very good, but it needs a bit of space in front of the head. Wasps, once feeding, will stop in one place some time - I would have come back just a little to give more space around it, and the result, all other things being equal, would be a greater depth of field.


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