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19Oct06 Hornet - 14059
19-OCT-2006 CJ Burianek

19Oct06 Hornet - 14059

19 October 2006...This weeks Transglobal Thursday Fun-Challenge — "Catch a Smile!"... I've never looked this close at a hornet before - it is almost like they have two mouths... kind of a creepy - wicked smile... (though mine was pretty good when I found it out turned out!) the only reason the insecticide wasn't grabbed was due to a pane of glass between the two of us...

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/125s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Sue Robertson24-Oct-2006 07:54
Great shot!. v
Barbara Heide20-Oct-2006 19:57
oh yes! this is a great smile! ...and a very nice pisture!
Dave Wixx20-Oct-2006 16:18
Bob Floyd20-Oct-2006 14:38
Wow! Never would have thought of this one. Ever. Great work.
Eckhart Derschmidt20-Oct-2006 08:11
Hornets usually are not agressive (at least not towards people), so no need to grab insecticide when you see one next time, even if there is no glass shield between you aund the insect. Great macro!
Mindy McNaugher20-Oct-2006 03:48
Absolutely incredible macro!!! Excellent in black and white! Marvelous tones! Vote!
Bill Ewart Jr20-Oct-2006 02:59
Once I stepped into a Hornet's nest.....they all had this same smile! Yikes!~
Cindi Smith20-Oct-2006 02:57
Okay, he looks hungry!
Sheila20-Oct-2006 02:28
Nice macro! I like the treatment too.
Yvonne20-Oct-2006 02:10
Whatever, its a superb image!
Bill Warren20-Oct-2006 02:05
Is that really a smile? Everything is strong here. Voted
Duke Barrett, Jr.19-Oct-2006 23:06
Great macro shot
Guest 19-Oct-2006 21:25
wow -
Jessica McCollum19-Oct-2006 21:07
What an amazing capture! Stunning!!!
wernere0119-Oct-2006 20:43
Are aliens able to smile? This one is waving too. Brilliant shot. gmv
Ray :)19-Oct-2006 20:02
Yeah, but I bet you smiled first :)

Great image.
laine8219-Oct-2006 19:45
That's a broad smile for is mine !!
shatterbug19-Oct-2006 19:42
:-))) You got a smile out of both of us! Fun shot and bravo for your bravery ;-)
chrisse19-Oct-2006 19:17
Not sure if he's smiling, but I am ! Great catch.
beverley harrison19-Oct-2006 18:45
smile? i cringe!!
JSWaters19-Oct-2006 18:20
I love how metallic he looks with the b&w treatment - even more menacing. More of a sneer than a smile!
Mom 19-Oct-2006 18:05
Glad for the glass to make it safer for this close an inspection.
I must agree: I think it is "sticking it's tongue out" at you and planning revenge later
Dan Chusid19-Oct-2006 17:48
Is that a smile or is it just sticking it's tongue out at you?
; )
David Royall19-Oct-2006 17:34
First hornet smile I have ever seen.
But then again, I never look at a hornet this close either.