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Posted by zook on Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:44 am

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I spotted a dozen wasps on a bunch on the lawn. During observation, a hornet has overflight us, and wasps escaped away, revealing a bat carcass. Hornet (Vespa crabro) landed near, nervously made three circles around the carcass, and start to bite off a piece of meat. Everything lasted for about 20 seconds, before he gone with 3mm wide piece of flesh. I succeed to take a few shots. This one is the most successful, but still a part of the legs was left outside the frame.

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by Ron Day on Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:34 pm
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I like the selective focus and detail — sharp where it needs to be.
 

by Tom Whelan on Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:18 pm
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Nice detail at the head and thorax, fine flash lighting as well.
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by Matthew Pugh on Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:31 am
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Hi

An excellent shot - great behaviour and a focus selection that highlights the action, well done


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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:29 am
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Impressive capture- this really tells the story, and is well focused where it needs to be. Excellent!
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by zook on Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:56 pm
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