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Bald-faced hornet (<em>Dolichovespula maculata</em>) on dandelion
04-MAY-2012 Christine Hanrahan

Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) on dandelion

This is one of the wasp species that builds large distinctive nests in trees. It is covered in dandelion pollen.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/160s f/3.2 at 5.0mm iso200 full exif

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Graeme01-Dec-2014 22:13
Awesome close up details, Christine.BV
Range View 18-May-2012 04:03
Wow! That is really close. A wonderful capture Christine!
Sheila08-May-2012 08:11
Wonderful shot. I love the drenched in pollen look :-)
slhoornstra08-May-2012 03:21
A truly perfect capture. Unbelievable clarity and detail! BV
nightwings08-May-2012 01:14
Awesome close up !!!
Jean Chiasson08-May-2012 00:16
Wow great macro love the warm colors Christine big vote
Pierre07-May-2012 22:58
Une très belle capture avec des détails à profusion! V
Karen Stuebing07-May-2012 22:11
Ok, you can't tell me this one doesn't sting. :) He look pretty with his gold coat. V.
MarcViskens07-May-2012 19:22
excellent composed Christine
Colin Storey07-May-2012 18:50
Fantastic detailed and colourful close up. v
bill friedlander07-May-2012 18:41
An amazing closeup! A great view of the entire insect. V
joseantonio07-May-2012 16:45
Excellent capture and details
Stephanie07-May-2012 16:03
Fabulous capture Christine! Hopefully this isn't a stinging hornet.... V
J. Scott Coile07-May-2012 15:57
Loaded for lift-off...
Mildred Alpern07-May-2012 15:41
These are not may favorite, but you have shown it in the best possible pollen light!
globalgadabout07-May-2012 15:08
a formidable forager superbly portrayed...he certainly brings home the goods..V
The Heritage man07-May-2012 15:00
You can almost count the pollen on the body. Great photo!
Walter O. Koenig07-May-2012 14:59
Superb close up. The details are fantastic. "V"
Jim Coffman07-May-2012 14:56
Excellent capture with amazing detail!!
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