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_MG_0105 Paper Wasp Tending Larvae

_MG_0105 Paper Wasp Tending Larvae

It's been fascinating watching the dedication day after day of this wasp mother as she tends her larvae. Nest is on the ceiling of my front entryway. Have you ever wondered at the brilliance of an insect that can create such a beautifully intricate and symmetrical nest?

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Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/160s f/22.0 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Judith Barnett02-Jul-2012 16:23
It is really fascinating the patterns that Mother Nature can create, like the intricate spider webs and these symmetrical nests. Great capture!
Gary Retterbush02-Jul-2012 11:47
Splendid image of one of nature's wonders!
fotabug02-Jul-2012 11:28
Wonderful detail, excellent photo in every way! And I certainly agree about the beauty and design we see everywhere in nature. More wisdom than man's. Thanks for sharing this photo and your comment!
Raymond01-Jul-2012 21:54
Facinating ... and batting her wings to cool the nest on a hot day , quite amazing.