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Bald-faced hornet (<em>Dolichovespula maculata</em>)
26-AUG-2011 Christine Hanrahan

Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata)

This hornet is eating a very well-rotted grape that I put out for them and other wasps in my garden.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
1/60s f/2.7 at 4.3mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Mildred Alpern27-Aug-2011 13:44
Must taste like a fine Merlot or even a great Cabernet. Mmmm any crackers and cheese with this?
Janet Forjan-Freedman27-Aug-2011 13:17
You made this wasp very happy! Neat to see the mouth open.
Stephanie27-Aug-2011 11:33
Super shot Christine! I would have high-tailed it out of there though.... V
slhoornstra27-Aug-2011 04:27
What a fabulous face. You capture the amazing variety and grace of nature. V
Carl Carbone27-Aug-2011 03:39
Nice capture of this handsome wasp!
Hank Vander Velde27-Aug-2011 02:52
Nice macro image Christine.
Margot W27-Aug-2011 02:44
I'm happy that his attention is wrapped up in this grape.
That really is quite a face he has. Neve took the time to look at them while running away. lol
Excellent shot Christine.
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