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25th June 2012, 11:30 PM
Wasp hive inside a portable toilet. Someone will be in for a good fright one day.
The 2 wasps seemed pretty docile but I was a bit hesitant about moving in closer.
26th June 2012, 01:10 AM
I dont much care for these ornery critters.. but WOW! awesome capture... I especially like the top one...
26th June 2012, 01:16 AM
Great work. I really like #1. It has a feature that many of us, I for one anyway, try very hard to encapsulate in our framing and composition. The main subject 'leaps' out at you and has a very distinct 3D aspect. You have done this so well, so much better than I seem to ever manage, that I am going to make a waxen image of you and stick many pins in it whilst chanting the appropriate voodoo mantra! ( Only joking... maybe... )
26th June 2012, 04:30 AM
Thanks Trina. That is what I initially saw at the top of the toilet. The curving cover hid the wasps. Then climbed up on the seat platform and saw those 2. Take a shot and got off as quickly as the cramped conditions allowed. Only back home realised that the shot could have been much better (#2) if I had known about that intricate head pattern. Ah well there is always a retry.
Thanks Ken - pushing pins is supposed to get some response from the "pricked". Perhaps it was that.
26th June 2012, 04:46 AM
What really amazes me is the fact that you can see the outline of the forming larvae so clearly
... would you mind sharing what you used.. camera? lens?
26th June 2012, 05:06 AM
Thanks again Trina.
Camera : 550D (T2i)
Lens : Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
ISO800, f16, 1/13sec, remotely triggered diffused flash placed on a "shelf" in the back wall corner and bounced off the roof.
This is what the toilet looks like. Note the roof - excellent bounce material if seems.
26th June 2012, 11:21 AM
Wow. that proves photographers can go to ny extent to take a good pic and are looking for a good subject even while relieving themselves.
26th June 2012, 12:15 PM
Not really good timing if you happen to disturb the nest!
Originally Posted by Sahil
26th June 2012, 09:14 PM
I did but that was before. Returned with camera and did not need to do it again but after seeing the wasps I sort of wanted to but...
Originally Posted by Sahil
Right on Frank. Next time I am going to keep the door open. If there is a next time...
27th June 2012, 08:29 AM
27th June 2012, 09:39 AM
Bobo this is something more than a great photograph. Bravo!
The light is perfect. The interior of every cell is evenly lit without any disturbing highlight or heavy shadow or noise. And the details, the texture, the colors... wow!
These scary little heads in there... I see you have found some aliens inside your toilet. Frightening.
28th June 2012, 01:16 AM
You just made me a very happy person. No one and I mean no one has ever said something like this about any of my pics. Beer being flown your way.