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Bald-faced hornet
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Posted on 06-04-2014 02:31

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I haven't posted here for ages! For that matter I haven't done much photography for ages. I didn't lose interest, life just got a bit too busy.

But spring is here and its time to break out the camera gear and start shooting some bugs. In the meantime I've been going through my files and came accross this picture of a bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) that I shot last summer. I love the face on this beast...and the way these wasps rest with their front legs off the ground.


Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro
Settings: manual exposure (F11 @ 1/160 sec)
Lighting: Olympus flash (I don't remember which one or the setting—oops!)
ISO: 200
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Posted on 06-04-2014 08:10
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Very nice ... but where in the World? Smile
Manager of the UK Species Inventory in the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the Natural History Museum, London.
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Posted on 06-04-2014 20:27

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ChrisR wrote:
Very nice ... but where in the World? Smile

LOL! Ladner, British Columbia, Canada. Ladner is on the southern outskirts of Vancouver, on the Pacific coast.

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