Wasps & Hornets

Challenge #37 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us those insects we refer to as wasps, or their larger relatives, hornets. (Order Hymenoptera.) Often they aren't so friendly to those of us who accidentally encounter them or their nests. However, they are very useful, as parasitizers to control most pest insects. Macro and close-up shots welcome. The wasps or hornets, must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, tending their nests, or just doing what they do; NOT under studio lights. No bees, flies or spiders etc. Check Wikipedia for more information about wasps and hornets, or http://bugguide.net/node/view/59/bgpage SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Belonogaster dubia
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Submitted: Saturday, 9th March, 2013 07:11 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 11th February, 2011
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 1600
Notes: his shot was my first attempt in use of so-called High Speed Sync for flash which can be used in any shutter speed, in this case 1/1250s. at ISO1600.
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