Center Stage

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Center Stage

Howard B. Cheek 9/26/2009 6:16:23 AM

Very good details and DOF Jim, the wasp looks great on this Texas wildflower too..
Well done Tex! :) #1184918

Amy M. Wilson 9/26/2009 6:39:06 AM

Excellent close-up capture, colors and details, Jim! #7985053

Tess L. Yee 9/26/2009 6:54:30 AM

Fine macro capture with great detail, Jim. #7985118

Tammy M. Anderson 9/26/2009 8:48:17 AM

Excellent details and clarity, Jim. Send my seeds out for Spring planting. LOL. #7985402

Linda Karlin 9/26/2009 9:01:21 AM

So clear and precise. Well done. #7985431

Candice C. Calhoun 9/26/2009 5:20:07 PM

I have seen this charming flower, glad to know its name! Sensational macro of the wasp and the flower too!

ccc #7986474

Val Feldman 9/27/2009 7:29:09 AM

Oh, heart, my heart!! A complete stunner this fellow is...I have to get snow-on-the mountain in my perennial garden next year - captures like this are just too good to let pass by without it! Well done, fellow Texan! #7987700

Thomas E. Hinds 9/27/2009 8:34:57 AM

Beautiful macro of this very pretty creature and flower! #7987784

Tammy Espino 9/28/2009 7:07:27 PM

OHhhhhhhhh we have those here, I never knew what they were!! Fantastic capture!!! ;0) #7992247

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/1/2009 10:00:56 PM

OK - I want some seeds! This is a great macro, Jim - love the contrasting colors! #8001744

Amy M. Wilson 10/22/2009 5:09:18 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Jim!!! #8059653

Michelle Alton 10/22/2009 5:30:09 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!! Great selection for finalist! #8059803

Tammy M. Anderson 10/22/2009 5:52:37 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Jim. #8060002

Thomas E. Hinds 10/22/2009 7:04:12 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Nice work! #8060633

Val Feldman 10/22/2009 7:10:20 PM

HUGE congrats, TX Buddy, this is sure a beauty and a well-deserved of luck in the upcoming rounds!! ~Val #8060684

Dianna Murphy 10/22/2009 8:53:39 PM

WTG!!!!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your most wonderful FINALIST!!! Good luck in the next round. Dianna #8061644

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2009 11:28:21 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8062130

Barbara Waldoch 10/23/2009 3:36:54 AM

Congratulations, very well done, Jim! #8063024

Nancyj E. Hovey 10/23/2009 8:39:21 AM

on your deserving FINALIST!!! 8o) #8064838

Jeff Robinson 10/23/2009 3:13:08 PM

Congrats Jim on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff #8066366

Michael Hattori 10/23/2009 11:25:59 PM

Beautiful colors and POV!! Congratulations! #8067369

Tammy Espino 10/25/2009 8:28:46 PM

Better late than never, congrats!!! :) #8072560

Tammy Espino 10/25/2009 8:28:47 PM

Better late than never, congrats!!! :) #8072561

Jane E. Kirn 10/26/2009 1:11:44 PM

WOW!!! Wonderful Jim. Good for you! Keep on going. It is never to late for anything, #8075477

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The laid back and unaggressive Great Golden Digger Wasp lounging and sipping nectar from the Snow-on-the-Mountain. If you enjoy macro and don't have a Snow-on-the-Mountain in your yard, you should seriously consider one. They serve as center stage by attracting endless numbers and varieties of insects between August and November. Taking seed orders now!

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: Strobe return light not detected., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D200

Uploaded on 9/26/2009 6:14:38 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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