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Wasp (Polistes intermedius)


Posted by Bruce Sherman on Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:04 am

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ID'ed on BugGuide.net. This species is a member of the paper wasp family.

Nikon D850 with 105 micro lens, ISO 1600, f16, and 1/200.

Thanks for looking. All comments, criticism, suggestions, etc. appreciated


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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:12 pm
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Wow- great details! Excellent setting. I went to the site you mention here to see if I can find my next submission-thanks!
Did you use a tripod? Just starting to do some macro-looking for a lens, etc.
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by Gene Gwin on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:17 pm
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Bruce, Terrific photo. Have you tried focus stacking function with the 850?
 

by Craig Lipski on Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:18 pm
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Great exposure, detail, and BG, I really love the lines radiating out. Personally, I’d cut off a bit of the right, getting the main subject off center, but that’s to personal taste - a fine image as is.
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by Bruce Sherman on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:53 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Wow- great details! Excellent setting. I went to the site you mention here to see if I can find my next submission-thanks!
Did you use a tripod?   Just starting to do some macro-looking for a lens, etc.


Thanks for the kind words, Cynthia. I sometimes use a tripod for macro, but not on this shot.

I used my Nikkor 105 mm micro lens for this. I picked up this lens (used) for a good price right after I made the switch from Canon to Nikon. I think it is a great lens but I could use more focal length. If I had to do it all over again I think I would get either the Sigma 150 mm macro or the Sigma 180 mm macro. Both have excellent reviews.
 

by Bruce Sherman on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:57 pm
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Bruce, Terrific photo.  Have you tried focus stacking function with the 850?

Thanks, Gene.

I have tried the "automatic" focus stacking with the D850. It works very well but I have not been successful in using it in the field with moving live subjects.

Some of the shots I see in this gallery are taken using focus stacking on live subjects, in some cases stacking of many images. I have not yet figured out how the subject is made to remain stationary.
 

by Tom Whelan on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 pm
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Love the detail,the neat pose, and the setting.
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by Robert on Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:59 pm
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A wonderful composition with sharp detail. 
 

by Matthew Pugh on Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:54 am
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Hi

A well executed image that hold great eye appeals - I like it very much indeed

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:11 pm
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Superb shot Bruce! Stunning detail.

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