Hornet....I think.

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by AISBLE, May 6, 2007.

  1. AISBLE

    AISBLE

    259
    Nov 29, 2006
    RI
    I came home for lunch on thursday and played around with the new 105VR I picked up recently. Found this guy in the garden. Handheld with the D200/105VR.

    original.

    C&C welcomed and appreciated.
     
  2. Very nice...yikes! You must have been very close to get this detail without an extension tube, yikes again!! Kudos to you!!
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Good shot,
    Mean looking isn,t it
     
  4. Blimey!

    How big is that thing?
     
  5. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    great shot.. lets see more..
     
  6. Ah. Now I have macro lust!
     
  7. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    What a great shot!!
     
  8. Mart61

    Mart61

    Dec 23, 2006
    Camberley, UK
    Great shot - I'd want to give that one a wide berth!
     
  9. Great shot Tony, Funny thing ...I was just shooting a "paper wasp" this weekend also with my new 105VR and I will be posting them later today. I have been stung by them a number of times but this weekend I got my first glimpse into what they really look like close up, they have quite mean looking eyes as you can see on your shot too.
     
  10. AISBLE

    AISBLE

    259
    Nov 29, 2006
    RI
    Thanks everyone, I can already see that I'm really going to like this lens alot.

    Dave, he was only about one inch long.
     
  11. Nice shot. It's not a hornet, though, but a Paper Wasp (genus Polistes).
    I don't know why hornets have such a bad reputation. Compared to the aggression potential of paper wasps, hornets are harmless.

    Cheers
     
  12. AISBLE

    AISBLE

    259
    Nov 29, 2006
    RI
    Thanks for the id Harry, appreciate it.
     
  13. mdsign

    mdsign

    496
    Jun 14, 2006
    Netherlands
    wow scary creature. Do they sting too?

    cheers, Mark
     
  14. Nice shot. Looks like you have a great lens.
     
  15. The lighting is seriously warm ... beautiful! I like the details alot. What f-stop where you using?

    I was luck to have this one yesterday ... using the same lens

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  16. Hey Tony -

    It's a fine shot of a menacing-looking creature!

    If Harry says, it's a paper wasp, I'd believe him . . .

    Thanks,

    Eric
     
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