Wild invertebrate/s

Challenge #1 in the Wild animals series. Hosted by Kris Bell.
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Show off your best picture of an invertebrate in its natural environment. Try to be as original as possible - perhaps an unusual crop, or an unusual behaviour. If possible, please also include a species name and approximate location.
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Alluring Apocritan
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I was hesitant to macrophotograph this Paper Wasp because it's guarding its nest, but nevertheless I tried to give it a shot. This particular wasp is surprisingly docile; I even tried to move the leaf where the wasp's nest was attached to in order for me to capture this 4:1 portrait, haha
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Submitted: Thursday, 2nd February, 2012 04:12 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 14th July, 2011
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Notes: Handheld macro shot using reverse-mounted kit lens. Used pop-up flash with puffer diffuser as light source.
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