Tarantula Hawk

© Barbara J. Eads

Tarantula Hawk

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 8/25/2012 11:22:20 AM

Nice capture, Barbara. Love the colors. Sure is a big one. #1482392

Michelle Alton 8/26/2012 8:07:12 AM

I will steer CLEAR--though she is gorgeous! I once opened the lid of a bird feeder on which a paper wasp nest was attached on the inside. I was stung twice on the back of my hand, and for hours I prayed for my hand to fall off. And this is WORSE! #10290919

Barbara J. Eads 8/26/2012 9:41:31 AM

Michelle, I took this with a 300mm lens, so I was a good distance away. They were very busy feeding on the nectar,and didn't pay attention to me. As I said they are not aggressive as long as they are not disturbed. #10290994

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 9/24/2012 3:29:59 PM

Very crisp and well done. #10337613

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/25/2012 7:40:38 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Barbara!

jo ann c. #10340143

Merna L. Nobile 9/30/2012 11:25:02 AM

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

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This is a wasp that has the most painful sting of any insect in Northern America. They are found in the US Deserts. They are not aggressive, but the female is the one that stings.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 8/25/2012 10:25:02 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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