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Copyright: Jitka Patakova (jityna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 7 N: 162] (1083)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-05-16
Categories: Nature, Macro
Camera: olympus c-745uz
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dirty Beauty [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-21 9:51
Viewed: 2078
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Are you scared?
Easy!!! :-)
I took the shot of this "sweet little" hornet after its death. Probably frost killed him during the emergence.

Did you know that Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps, reaching up to 45 millimetres (1.8 inches) in length.
European Hornets are often (although wrongly) thought to be very aggressive and dangerous, and are greatly feared by some people. Some people believe that "three stings from the European hornet can kill an adult human, and that seven can kill a horse". These are common myths - a sting from a European hornet isn't any more dangerous than a wasp sting, and hornets are less aggressive than wasps. They will sting when defending the nest and in self-defense when grabbed or stepped on.European hornets are attracted to lights at night, but are not attracted to human foods and food wastes. This is the opposite of the yellowjackets.

Thank you for your comments.
Have a nice day!

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  • Great 
  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-04-21 9:55]

Amazing, well composed macro. Yes, I'm scared! It looks as it is alive... Perfect details, good backround colours. I like the frame you use. TFS:)

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  • ianua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 38] (452)
  • [2007-04-21 10:15]
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hi jitka!
really great macro you have here! good focus, colors and details! good ideea of framing the picture.. it captures the attention on the subject! good notes, too!


haha funny...nice title of this picture
nice and funny macroshot
i like it

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-04-21 13:52]

Great!! You can see at his eyes that he is dead. But I love this photo! Great POV!! Good composition!!

Well done!

Hi Jitka,
very beuatiful portrait.Great details, sharp, colours and light.TFS.


Excellant macro of this unfortunately dead hornet. It's antennas/feelers (whatever they're called) really do resemble buffalo horns...cool catch. Very good detail captured here and love the way you cropped this. Colors and lighting is warm, which tricks us to believe the hornet is alive and well. Truly a great Macro. TFS!


excellent sharpness and details jitka :)
good macro work :)


Bonjour Jitka.
Superbe macro.
Les détails sont nets et la photo bien cadrée.
Bravo !

great macro shot.. nice work.. well done.. tfs

Hi Jitka,
Great Hornet close-up.
I like your perspective,focus,pov,dof,colors,note,blurred bg and frame.TFS

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-04-25 13:08]

Hello Jitka this is an excellent macro superb detail and a perfect POV I like how you cropped it its a fine composition tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-05-16 4:00]

I love this macro:) yes I do. And that title is just "Bingo"
Splendid photo Jitka, Regards - Tom

Wow, a superb macro! Excellent detail and DOF. NOt to mention perfect composition. Very well done!


Excellent shot with very useful note.

Nice title, and superd macro. Framing is also excellent.

Thanks for sharing.


Hi Jitka,

Nice Capture and realization with your naked eye.

Everything is managed surperbly. And the picture absolutely suits for my theme.


With best regards,
Muhammad Usman Ali

hi there, neat shot, nice and close up! good details and clarity too, good one!
thanks scott

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