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Wasp drinking & walking on water

Wasp drinking & walking on water
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, wasp-guêpe, Insects' World, 5 favs. and up, !"Living on the edge...", 100 points or more (Chapter 1), Top ten, Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 4:00
Viewed: 19194
Favorites: 30 [view]
Points: 230
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Note : It was 36°c when I have captured this wasp drinking in a pond from a leaf of water-lily. I was surprised to see sometime wasps walking on water…
ID : For the scientific name, hesitation between Vespula and Polistes so similar, I think Philippe is right, in fact it is Polistes dominulus or gallicus...
Description : wasps are insects hymenoptera whose females only, have a sting. Their body is divided into 3 parts, like that of the bees. The wasps live in colonies in traps, undergrounds or air, founded in spring by a mother. The nest is made of cells in which the eggs, laid by the mother, are transformed into larvae then in small wasps, thanks to the constant care of the workers.
As opposed to what many people believe, the wasps do not make honey. They are the terrible carnivorous ones which will seek, on the plants, caterpillars and other insects. After having cut them up, they transform them into meat pellets which they bring back to the nest to nourish the larvae. They also transport in their mandibles of the water drops which they collect in the ponds and at the edge of the water puddle pools. They also like drops of nectar which the flowers produce.
Photo : Cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN. Panasonic FZ20 – f:4 – 1/500 - focal length 36mm equiv - macro mode - no tripod - no flash.
I like very much this wasp, I hope you too...

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Great macro Christan.
Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details
Very good job.
WEll done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-27 4:14]

Hello christian!
Wonderful macro.Clear details,reflection on water,colors and composition are perfect.

One of the best shot's I have seen for a long time. This is just perfect. The sharpness of the wasp, the reflection in the water, the vibrancy of the leaf. Fantastic!
Well done Christian, a very impressive image.

Wow...This is a wonderful macro Christan.
Such a great POV and compo too.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-27 4:31]

Hello Christian,
This is a fantastic capture!
Superb detail and great colours.
I've never seen a wasp doing this.
Well done.


Superbe photo, Christian! Une profondeur de champ généreuse, des couleurs splendides, un contraste entre le bleu profond et le vert vif, et une netteté qui fait sortir le sujet de l'écran. C'est ce qui vient immédiatement à l'esprit. Le cadrage met tout cela très en valeur. Félicitations!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-27 5:00]

Taz, what a great shot of the wasp. Very sharp and clear. Excellent composition and details. It's an incredible shot with the wasp on the water. Well done.

WOW - this is impressive.
Sharp and clear - very nice composition and perfect result.
Thanks - Shir.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-06-27 5:08]

Great photo Christian. Excellent composition, perfect sharpness and beautiful colors. I like its razorsharp details, nice contrast and light.

Good macro Christian.
Very sharp details. Great POV and composition.

Well done!

Wonderfull macro, very sharp

Très belle prise. Les couleurs sont contrastée et saturée. Les détails nets.
Vraiment du beau travail. Sans compter le courage nécessaire pour s'approcher suffisament près.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-27 6:20]

Hello Christian,

This is a splendid macroshot. Great details, superb colors and well composed. You captured a very nice scene. Well done & TFS!


Awesome shot there, I love the detail in this picture!

Bonjour Christian,

Waouh! Superbes couleurs. J'aime beaucoup cette photo avec ses couleurs très tranchées.
Cette belle composition met bien en valeur la beauté de ces guêpes qui la plupart du temps nous agacent pendant les repas pris en plein air ;-)
Merci pour le partage.

Waouh! Superb colors.
I like much this photograph with his very distinct colors.
This beautiful composition emphasizes well the beauty of these wasps which most of the time annoy to us during picnics ;-)


Hi Christian, this is a fantastic shot, crisp detailed, excellent exposure, colour and composition. I took some shots of a digger wasp on the weekend, if they'd come out like this I would have been jumping around with joy ;). TFS :)

Hello Christian!
Wonderful capture.Clear details,moment you caught and composition are perfect.Into my favr.Thanks for sharing.

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-06-27 8:29]

Super macro Christian, La critique est simple, je jalouse la qualité de l'image et la composition. Merci

Magnifique photo! Comme d'habitude, je dois jouer les troulbe-fête ;°) ce n'est pas Vespula, mais Polistes. Une guêpe sociale de toute façon!...

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-27 9:34]

Christian, this is one of the most pictures I have ever seen on Treknature.

What a fascinating picture: the reflections upon the water, the perfect sharpness, the very nice contrast, the vivid colors, the stunning composition and the cool pov.

A shot to remember, Christian. Congratulations on this.

hello:) what can I say:) exellent really beauty work:) I love how she is drinking:) beauty one



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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-06-27 9:38]

Hé oui, on en apprend tous les jours, surtout sur TN, bravo pour cette jolie photo de guêpe en train de faire le plein. Belles couleurs et bonne netteté.

Beautifully sharp and clear, smashing DOF (and with just F-4??), great POV, only small nit would be a wish for more detail on the side of his face nearest to the camera (difficult with the light on the other side, though..).

Excellente macro Christian. Les détails sont savoureux. Amusant de voir comme les pattes de la guêpe s'enfoncent légèrement dans l'eau comme dans un matelas.
J'aime bien aussi les petites étoiles que le soleil créé dans la mare.
Bravo !

Super shot Christian! Details, colour, composition....Most excellent. Very good work.

Hello Christian!
This shot is absolutely AMAZING! Looks like from cartoon. not like real bee!

PS. I'm thinking about your chalet. If it would be possible I would be like in heaven :-) But I'm not sure about a price. You know... we are living in East Europe ;-) To rent something it such beautiful place could be too expensive.

Well captured Christian,
Excellent colours, crystal clear detail, good sharpness.
Great composition, Excellent POV and Exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

Great moment, wonderful capture.
Just congratulations Chistian, a very beautiful shot.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-27 14:04]

Christian, you are master of Alpine flowers but I think your best shot is a wasp ;-) Just superb - so sharp, clear and detailed. Green leaf and water made great composition with this colorfull insect. Not much to say more - perfect macro!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-27 14:58]

Hi Christian.
Amazing photo, super macro.
Great seized.

A shot to be proud of Christian , I love the tention seen in the water surface.
This drinking by wasps is some thing I have not seen in the UK but in Switzerland last week I observed it several times, could be ours get enough to drink in our rainy island.

Superbe photo! Très belle composition. Excellente profondeur de champ et mise au point parfaite. Magnifiques couleurs.

An extraordinary capture, Christian!
Wonderful POV, details, color and I especially like the reflections in the water.
Congratulations on a fine image, thank you.

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  • Sas (24)
  • [2005-06-28 4:36]

Alors là Christian tu nous gates. Quelle patience en plein soleil -;) mais cela valait le coup, encore!!!!

Excellent work Taz! The photo God's were in your favor here my friend! ;-) Every now and then certain elements come together to give you that very special shot..This is one of those..Very well done!

Amazing capture Christian. Great composition and sharpness. Good exposure in th eheat of the day. Well presented.

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  • jimzzz (44)
  • [2005-06-28 12:47]
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Très belle composition Christian. Photo très détaillée et très sharp. J'ai moi aussi une FZ20 et il me semble que je ne prend pas des photos aussi claire et sharp. Est-ce qu'il y un secret ?

Great shot, Christian.
You caught a great moment wiht very good details.
Very well composed, beautiful colours and good POV.
Great work.

This is superb! Exceptional sharpness and DOF. Such a great moment and the front legs touching the water adds impact to this already great shot. FANTASTIC! 10 points.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-29 3:29]

Hello Christian!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-29 4:45]

Great shot! I love the contrast and the colours are excellent. Very good to get this wasp drinking, I like the capture ot the surface tension supporting the front legs.

Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-29 13:53]

Hi Christian, this is wonderful. Excellent details, colours and composition. most of all an excellent moment you captured.
great work.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-30 8:03]

Tout à fait splendide et quelle incroyable définition, quel sens de l'observation vous avez Christian ! vraiment réussi,



Argh ........
Quelle puissance dans cette photo !
La couleur, la composition et cette netteté sont impressionnantes.
Superbe, Laurent

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-01 7:00]

Bonjour Christian, quelle superbe macro! On dirait que la guépe est posée avec ses pattes avant sur un lit du mercure !Magnifique, Didier.

Wonderful sharpness and contrast!

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  • Hisam Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
  • [2005-07-04 13:33]

Excellent capture
(The perfect shot)

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-07-04 17:07]

Magnifique clichée qui vaut les 100 points (donc presque là). Superbs détails, couleurs et composition.
Salutations Toni

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-07-06 16:01]

Sensacional.....!!!! Excelente....!!!! Ótima....!!!!
Cores, NITIDEZ, ângulo, composição: tudo ótimo.
Gostei muito.
100 pontos é pouco para esta foto!!!!
Merece 1.000!

Simple and strong graphic elements make this a powerful shot. It's amazing how the surface tension of the water can support the weight of this insect.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-07-11 3:41]

This is a stunning shot, Christian. The clarity and sharpness are outstanding. Gorgeous colors and excellent composition. Congratulations, and TFS. : )

can it get any better?? I doubt so! excellent capture. great colors and I like that twin glare. TFS!

Wow ! !
splendide en tous point mon amis ;)
comme quoi ya pas forcement besoin d'un reflexe pour faire des merveille !
Vraiment felicitation pour cette photo qui je trouve est vraiment une des plus belle...tant au niveau composition que de la qualité technique.
@ bientot et bonne continuation.


Hi Christian,

This is a fantastic picture. Absolutely. The DOF is perfect. It is incredible what the surface tension of the water can do, in this case enabling the wasps to walk on water. Thanks for sharing this picture with us.


Hello Christian, I looked through all your photographs and this one just stands out to me. The colours and balance of the frame are just perfect. Focus is superb!!!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-18 20:24]

Bravo et félicitations !

Tout est parfait.

Fantastic photo! Super sharp, perfect DOF and composition.
Very well done.

Wow! Congratulations for this shot. Very well focused, and the colours are nice and strong. Great work without a tripod. Well done.

C'est du GEO cette photo.
Absolument superbe

Wow looking at the thump picture it did not look like much but when you view it large like this, then WOW what a macro shot, that is the best shot of this monster bee I have ever seen. Really great shot!! Super detail and sharpness. Well DONE

At first glance this photo seems rather ordinary but on closer inspection it turns out to be quite special. It's amazing how the Wasp's feet dent the water without breaking the surface tension. Wonderful colors and sharpness.

superbe image de macro vraiment trés belle photo
amicalement jean luc

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-08-22 0:51]

beautiful details
good frames !!!

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-08-25 6:40]

Fantastic shot Christian!
good sharpnes and composition, beautiful colours. I like it.

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2005-08-29 3:59]
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Une très belle photo. J'aime la saturation des couleurs et l'angle de l'éclairage avec les effets de matière sur le dos et les ailes de la guèpe.
Une petite question: les rayons sur les reflets du soleils sont ils dus à un filtre ou à la déformation de la surface de l'eau?

Hi Christian, wow, this photo is so sharp and so colourful. This is a very good close-up. No ripple in the water even though the bee has it's paw on the water.

Very well seen. Take care, Yan

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  • denka Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (421)
  • [2005-09-08 14:33]

Hello Christian! Great capture of this wasp. I have never seen a Wasp drinking before so this is a rare capture. Thnx for sharing.


Hi Christian,
What a magnificent clarity and sharpness! I never saw a wasp drink from water either, let alone walk on water. It was also very interesting to read your informative note.

Your photo represents everything that TN aims to achieve: learning about the world through (brilliant) nature photography. This image goes, naturally, to my favourites list.
Tres Belle!!
Thank you for posting,

Cette photo brille par ses détails bien nets, sa composition intéressante et agréable, ses couleurs tranchantes et son sujet original. Bravo, Christian.

This is fantastic! it doesn't get any better than this, I am very impressed with a lot of you photographers on TN. For being hand held this makes it even more incredible, I'm gonna have to call you the human tripod, I wonder if they sell Christian tripods at camera stores because if they dont they should. Once again Christian Fantastic shot! Paul :)

That's a masterpiece! Fantastic macro shot! I love the colors and the lighting. Excellent sharpness! Great job!

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-09-17 14:15]

Bom enquadramento, cores e nitidez!

Superb. I love the way the water reflects in this photo and you can see the weight of the insect impact onthe surface of the water. Great!


Just stunning photography its my favourite to date.


Wow. Great composition and DOF control. It's so sharp! How do you do it? In the future you will get bored with my comments because they will all be the same, (great DOF, composition, sharpness), since they are all great. Sorry for that in advance.



So clear, he is unreal, looks like plastic! Insects are so strange when seen up close.Very good picture!!!! The information is very imazing. I never knew anythng about them, except they can sting endlessly! GOOD job!

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-02 14:30]

Waoh!! what says this plate splendidly splendidly sharp and full details what a good work!! Groetjes Lia

Je trouve cette macro magnifique !

Elle est d'une netteté exceptionnelle !

Les couleurs ne le sont pas moins !

Bravo !

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-04 7:32]

Stunning shot!Great timig&DOF,POV are too perfect!.Love the contrast of colours.Lighting is very good/.TFS!!!

Vraiment superbe. La profondeur de champ est excellente, les couleurs éclatantes sans étres trop saturées. le relief de l'eau sous les pattes avant de la guèpe est trés bien rendu.

Belle performance !

great macro shot
nice one
love the colours of the yellow wasp stripes
very sharp
Dave R

excelent macaro, So cleare and bright. You have good camera and good eye to take photo like this.

Christan, you sure have a better wasp photo captured than me, great DOF and POV.
Well, in Malaysia, that is the most common wasp found. I do not know what species it might be but i would like to share that photo with other TN members and hope that will benefit all.

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  • urko (56)
  • [2005-10-20 13:43]

Realmente esta muy buena la composicion los colores la tectura voy a trarar de imitar tu trabajo aunque va a ser muy dificil.

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  • mano Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 5] (48)
  • [2005-10-22 10:12]

Hello Christian,

Superbe photo. On pourais la toucher cette magnifique (guèpe ?)
Merci pour le plaisir des yeux.


Superbe macro Christian!
Ça me rend fier d'avoir travailler pour LEICA. La netteté et l'exposition sont parfaite. La lumière est très belle et la saturation des coulours fantastique. Beau travail!

J'ai manqué de points hier pour pouvoir noté ta photo, mais ce n'était que partie remise. Voici tes points.

Ce cliché est époustouflant. Ce qui m'impressionne le plus c'est le contraste et la netteté et le renfoncement de l'eau sous les pattes de l'insecte. Une des plus belles macros que j'ai vues. Amitié, Patty.


This is the best picture !!!!
I have ever seen another , best than this one !!!



Great macro. With very good details, sharpness and composition.

Excelent shot.
The composition is well done.

Excellent post and wonderful detail in this one, it is one to be proud of. Well done


what a pic!!, Great capture, i like the composition and the reflection of the wasp in the water.

The pic is toooooooooooo gooooooooooood!!

Goutham R

Hello Christian:
As all have been said about this photo, I'd like to add some details about this wasp. They are quite peaceful and not sting except you approach to their nest (most times inadvertently) or you press then and the wasp feel serious risk to die.
We (the wasps like these and my family) have lived "together" with them even inside my house for almost 20 years and I remember one bite or two!

Christian, I'll hope that I can use this photo to illustrate the surface tension propery of the water, with a notice of copyright.

José M.

Wooooohhh is it a photo???
Bravo Christian, this is a great great work.
Perfect lightness, perfect sharpness, wonderful colors.
Thanks for share.

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-03-11 11:15]

Christian, this is an image I won’t forget in my whole life. This picture inspire me to the world of macros and close ups. I have so much to learn in the world of photography, and I hope one day I could be able to have a shot with the quality and perfection of this one. Just superb in every way. Congrats. Gabriel

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  • hbmoe (29)
  • [2006-04-08 12:54]

Great photo, so detailed and bright and sharp.
This is very well done.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-04-28 16:29]

Cher Christian,
excellent, brilliant, unique situation - no further comment necessary.

Hi Christian,
EXELLENT close-up!!!
TFS Malgosia

Hi Christian,

Great close-up.
Details, sharp and colors are very very good.
Excellent composition.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

I don't know if it was time stood still or the Wasp! breathtaking capture!


One of the best pics I have ever seen on TN for sure and will be added to my Favourites.

All aspects are exceptional! I cannot fault the Comp, POV, sharpness, detail, DOF or any other point! It's perfect. TFS,

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-30 12:01]

Bonjour Christian,

Incroyable photo de cette guêpe s'abreuvant ainsi! Les détails sont superbes, la composition, le pov, le dof et les couleurs si naturels ne pourraient être mieux!!! Impressionnant de voir comment la pellicule fine de l'eau résiste aux pattes de l'insecte! J'aime beaucoup les 2 points lumineux autour de la tête de la guêpe! Bravo! Bravo et TFS!


PS. Heureux de constater que cette superbe photo a été prise avec une FZ-20!!! :-)

  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-31 0:07]

Wowowowowow! What a fantastic shot Christian! Perfect colours, amazing sharpness, great POV and DOF, but... incredible timing to capture this moment! One of my favorites, for sure!!! TFS!
(be back tomorrow for the green smile!)

very good work. Excellent sharpness and composition of picture. Very nice colors.

Bravo Christian,

Superbe image. Netteté parfaite etprofondeur de champ adaptée. Beau travail.


Hallo Christian,

Excellent macro of this wasp! Every detail is razor sharp! Colors are superb and contrast very good! Nice composition and framing! Amazing work! Thanks for sharing!


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-07-17 6:42]

Bonjour Christian,
magnifique qualité d'image & super réactivité. Je suppose que la bébête ne s'éternise pas...

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-08-24 21:18]

Hallò Christian:
Magnìfica toma y un colorido fabuloso. Me gusta, ademàs de la avispa, el reflejo en el agua, que parece sòlida. Siempre me pregunto còmo pueden lograrse macros tan espectaculares como esta. Congratulaciones y un saludo desde Argentina.

A wonderful capture. Excellent sharpness,...
A favourite for me...

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-09-07 14:58]

Hi Cris!
The most amazing and beautiful photo, I'm breathless!Great colour, sharpnes and every single detail!

Hello Christian.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Howdy Taz,
What caught my eye more than anything in this photo is the two small "stars" in the water meniscus on either side of the wasp's slurper. Amazing shot. Good PoV, very good detail. Jay

PS Themed

Superb image and nice story to go with it!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-14 8:06]

Hi Christian,
This one of the best macro shot i've seen for a long time.Details,sharpness and DOF are amazing.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Masterpiece!
Thanks for posting this beauty..

Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details excellent macro.

Salut Christian,
Il semble que tu sois absent de ce site depuis un bout de temps... Je viens de découvrir cette photo fabuleuse au hasard de la galerie d'accueil. Une merveille pure. Certainement une des plus belles photos jamais publiées sur TN. Bravo! Amicalement,

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  • Dinu Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
  • [2011-12-22 8:28]

Very good shot - Panasonic has that crispness about it in its shots - I have the FZ8 and I love it - 4 yrs old, but now developing a snag. Good shot of wasp, good colours too!

Bonsoir, Christian
I very much like your drinking wasp too.
Your detailed notes are interesting, and I added your photo to my theme "Animals feeding".

I never had a camera suitable for macro photography, and I am fascinated by the fine details eg claws.

Somehow the wings of wasps always look "untidy". I know this sounds a bit ridiculous but it is a fact.

Obviously, not only you and I like the wasp, over twelve thousand people thought so and viewed it.
Thanks for sharing
Bonne nuit,
Greetings from South Africa

Beau détails,belle composition et presque effrayant de voir si près.

Ciao Francesco

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