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Mar 25, 2016 02:22 |  #1

Been seeing wasp queens out in the garden during the last week. Shots of 3 of them. All focus stacked using zerene.
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Mar 25, 2016 03:55 |  #2

Great shots as always Brian.

I have a question that I wonder if you can answer. Sometimes the antenna of a wasp or ant will appear frosted, while most of the time it is black. Do you know if that is actually a physical change in the antenna, like some large pores opening, or is it due to shutter lag and motion?




  
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Mar 25, 2016 04:11 |  #3

Keith Newton wrote in post #17947850 (external link)
Great shots as always Brian.

I have a question that I wonder if you can answer. Sometimes the antenna of a wasp or ant will appear frosted, while most of the time it is black. Do you know if that is actually a physical change in the antenna, like some large pores opening, or is it due to shutter lag and motion?

Thanks Keith for the comments :)

Re the antenna - I always assume that a slight frosted look means you are capturing more detail but am not certain that there is not something else going on.

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Mar 25, 2016 07:52 |  #4

Could that difference be due to the direction of the light?




  
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Mar 25, 2016 09:45 |  #5

Wow – superb images. Lovely lighting and detail.

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Mar 25, 2016 10:36 |  #6

why so docile? having palpitations considering attempting this here in GA


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Mar 25, 2016 10:45 |  #7

great shot.




  
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Mar 25, 2016 15:33 as a reply to  @ EKOEPP's post |  #8

wasps in UK at least are more inquisitive than aggressive, unprovoked stings are rare, never happened to me anyway. Only times I have been stung is when accidentally putting my hand on them without looking, then who can blame them?


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Mar 26, 2016 01:26 |  #9

juscuz wrote in post #17947964 (external link)
Could that difference be due to the direction of the light?

It may be partly the answer.
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Mar 26, 2016 01:28 |  #10

EKOEPP wrote in post #17948097 (external link)
why so docile? having palpitations considering attempting this here in GA

As Toby says, wasps have a slightly unfair rep - if you treat them reasonably they will not sting you.
The added docility in these wasps was because I think they had on just come out of hibernation and were quite dozy.
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Mar 26, 2016 01:29 |  #11

nardes wrote in post #17948055 (external link)
Wow – superb images. Lovely lighting and detail.

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great shot.

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Mar 26, 2016 08:57 |  #12

A very find specimen and wonderfully controlled light showing her off.

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Mar 26, 2016 22:15 |  #13

an other excellent set Brian


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Mar 27, 2016 01:32 |  #14

Paul Iddon wrote in post #17949285 (external link)
A very find specimen and wonderfully controlled light showing her off.

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alquimista wrote in post #17950107 (external link)
an other excellent set Brian

Thanks for the comments Paul and Andres :)
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Mar 27, 2016 06:30 |  #15

Fabulous shots of them Brian. Had a huge one in my garden too in the week.

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