A Big Wasp Macro

Discussion in 'Nature' started by phrenic, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    (the title says it all)

    This wasp refused to leave my apartment despite all my efforts to aid him..so ultimately he had to die, but at least in death he was able to donate his body as a model.

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    P1050646-Edit by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

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    P1050652-Edit by illvilliaNY, on Flickr

    Shot with a G5 using an adapted 100mm f4 Minolta macro lens on bellows set-up, close to full extension on the 2nd shot. Nice working distance with the crop factor. Stopped down to 5.6 or f8 IIRC. Unfortunately forgot to take off the junky filter, not sure if it hurt the image quality. I'll have to practice with focus stacking given the tiny DoF with this type of macro.
  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Yowsa! Look at that stinger! Ouch!!!
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Yes I think it's pretty cool that the stinger is intact! :smile: