Bald-Faced Hornet

Uploaded: September 26, 2019 06:36:55 | Entered: September 26, 2019 06:38:22


Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100; Shutter Speed: 1/100; Aperture: f/11.0; ISO: 1600; Orientation: ; Date: 2019:09:24 20:00:07


Oscar J. Pung level-classic September 26, 2019

Whew, this is an incredible macro, John. The details you've captured around the head and thorax are outstanding and I love the greens of the pine needles and background. You're a brave man to get close and personal with this beast! #1729163

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 26, 2019

Agree with Oscar. An amazing close-up. Great dof. comp. and details, John. Hope to see this again. #11777358

Ed Lauderdale level-classic September 26, 2019

Yup, gotta love it, John!! #11777362

Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe September 26, 2019

great capture with great details. This hornet is not as agressive as the trash hornet though. Grew up with a nest at the corner of my home. Kinda looked like a football. Anyway just do not throw rocks at it. A FAV <>< #11777367

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 26, 2019

Amazing macro, John. Fantastic light, clarity and background. #11777376

Ujjwal Mukherjee September 26, 2019

Fantastic details,dof and capture,John! Posted for the 1st time this month, hope you are doing well,my friend! #11777379

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 26, 2019

Thank you all so much!!! Oscar I get so caught up in getting some creatures that I don't think about the fact that I they may attack, so not to brave, just not to bright and Randall I would not throw rocks but it sounds like maybe you had some experience with that:-) #11777396

Reynaldo D. Reyes September 26, 2019

Impressive macro John. Did you do this handheld? Sharpness is outstanding. #11777397

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 26, 2019

Thank you so much Rey, I had my tripod with me but they where moving so fast I could not use it!! I did however use it to steady my elbow on as I shot!! #11777399

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 26, 2019

Also Rey, I used the uploader sharpening for the first time because I have been losing some sharpness when my images are uploaded recently!! #11777400

Patrick Rouzes September 26, 2019

The detail, clarity, dof & macro are super impressive, John! WTG! #11777401

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 26, 2019

Fantastic capture John!, Amalia #11777406

Terry Korpela level-deluxe September 27, 2019

Nicely Done John! #11777439

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 27, 2019

Thank you so much Amalia, Terry and Patrick!! #11777491

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 29, 2019

Wowee - Now, that's a close-up! Gorgeous macro, John - love the colors and wonderful details! #11777677

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 05, 2019

Thanks so much Val!!! #11778830

Martha R. Mazon level-classic October 06, 2019

Incredible detail and clarity, John, and so beautifully offset by warmly toned vignetting. Superb!! #11778888

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 06, 2019

Thank you so much Martha!! #11778970

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 08, 2019

Awesome details and outstanding macro, John. #11779086

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures October 09, 2019

Thank you so much Emile!!! #11779257

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