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Old May 19, 2010, 6:31 PM   #1
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Last night it was getting late when I posted the Dragonfly photos and promised to post the wasp photos today so, here they are. The first one is my favorite. I still can't figure what the heck he was carrying. Perhaps if Penolta is lurking out there he can shed some light on the subject.
One thing that bothers me is the flash reflection in the eyes...












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Old May 19, 2010, 6:38 PM   #2
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Dang! Those are great shots, GW! I don't know what that is either. Just glad it ain't me. heheheh
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Old May 19, 2010, 6:46 PM   #3
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Just awesome!

That first shot is incredible, we don't have anything like that over here (sadly/thankfully?)
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I still can't figure what the heck he was carrying. Perhaps if Penolta is lurking out there he can shed some light on the subject.
Your flash has shed more light on it than I can. One thing I know it is not is a BP tarball.

Since paper wasps are largely caterpillar hunters, it probably has rolled up a caterpillar or some other kind of insect larva, but I couldn't begin to tell which.

Nice shots, though.
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LOL! Pen, you really made me laugh, My wife thinks I'm losing it.
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impressive, yet scary, macros gw. really been turnin out some good macros lately. look forward to more
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Thanks Dustin. Your comments along with the others are encouraging and help me to get out and try. Sometimes it can be pretty frustrating.
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Yep. Love that first one best too - great capture GW !
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Thank you Kevin.
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Great job with Paper Wasp and her "tasty" meal as well - really sharp & clear!
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