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April 28, 2012
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1/12 second
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90 mm
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Apr 26, 2012, 3:42:07 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 Windows
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You are not alone in this by DeadOhioSky77 You are not alone in this by DeadOhioSky77
Updated: 10-12-2012
***Thank you so much to everyone for the favorites and wonderful comments on my first DD!! :D***

"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."

Wasp and Larvae

:) :) This photo has been submited for Unframed-Nature 's "Baby Nature" Contest. :) :)

:D See guidelines here ---> :D
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Given 2012-10-09
The suggester says, *DeadOhioSky77's You are not alone in this is "Of the most beautiful expressions of macro photography - the miracle of life in an integrated form. Unlike similar themes from the life of insects, this photo includes both the guardian paper wasp and the larvae in a breathtaking composition where theme, colors and macro details are in perfect harmony!" ( Suggested by Lucineia and Featured by 3wyl )
perfect insect macrophotography.
The shown picture perfectfully reflects a net of wasps of different lifeperiods (larvae, adult) and its natural state(I cant be 100 percent sure if this is a young colony started by a newly mated queen but quite alike). Main part, the larvae (pointing out the theme of 'baby nature') was shot such skilledly carefully that you feel just like on your palms the meaty, transparent touch of their roly-poly fatty bodies. And of course the net rooms of octagon, the adult individual nursing and nurturing. Background was chosen as simple and dim, in order to feature the central theme.
If there has to be any visual 'inconvinience', I presume that shall be the somehow unbalanced position arrangement, slightly causing the visual center of mass too 'leftside-tending'. Nevertheless should this be on purpose, no need to care.
Love it a lot! Especially to an animal-lover like me!
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This is just incredible. It's so beautiful yet it invokes a fear. It's an amazing shot; I mean I don't know many people who would risk getting stung for a photograph! The risk was sure worth it. I hope you didn't get stung, though! I can't believe it came out so clear. You can really see all the amazing details such as the nest texture, wasp eye pattern, and larvae details. The wasp looks so cool and the color is fantastic! It mixes so nicely with the rest of the piece. I'm not sure what I don't like about this piece, as this has been more of an extended praise than a critique (sorry). Maybe the background is a bit understated. I see how the nest and wasp is the main subject of interest but it's pretty much just blank. But this is such an amazing picture I can't get over it. Excellent job.
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Featured: [link] :sun:
DeadOhioSky77 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!! :D
Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This had me thinking of a cartoon that I saw in a magazine years ago. A female wasp is talking to her husband and saying, "That does it, George! I'm going home to mother and taking the grubs with me!"
DeadOhioSky77 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW !! What a capture !! So very Cool !! :D
Congrats on the DD !!! :clap:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kona-Bali Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
this is so incredibly cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tophxomi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, wow, this is awesome!
ambou Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
omg the wasp. omg the larvae. awesome macro!!
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