Macro photo of a Common Wasp

Macro photo of Norwegian Wasp
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 6th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is a picture of a Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris). Please correct me if I’m wrong about the species. The species “Norwegian Wasp” looks similar so I’m not 100% sure.

I’m not a big fan of these stingy creatures, but after taking this picture my fear for wasps is getting a little cured. You see the macro lens I’m using has a focal of 35mm and that means I have to get very close to the subject to get a macro photo. The wasp did not seem to care about me at all so no harm done.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Harstad, Troms in northern Norway

15 thoughts on “Macro photo of a Common Wasp”

  1. As before: you take really great photos. Have you had a professional take a look at your work? You may want to think about an expo sometime.

  2. Thomas,
    You really do take some awesome photos. Interesting subject you chose there – a wasp! My fear is not cured – but thanks for letting me see the ‘thingy’ that they use for stinging. I’ve never gotten such a close look before.

  3. Thanks for all kind words 🙂

    Alessia: I haven’t but thinking about selling prints in my neighborhood. Just have to get my act together and do it!

    Marvia and Betty: I’m not cured either 😉

  4. Nice photos! Reminds me of some great times around the Baltic Sea.

    You need to write some stuff on your About page. Would love to hear more!

  5. Fantastic!
    next time you visit my blog….check out Ruth’s blog then her macro selection….wow!

    Loved this, even if it brought back memories of being stung as a child!


  6. This is really a remarkable good macro picture – breath taking!
    Sorry I can’t help you with the name. As a Norwegian, a wasp is a wasp to me:-)

  7. Your pictures are dazzling! I love how you make time stop in those amazing shots. Nice colours, spectacular shots; everything is just astounding. By the way, you are right about the species ;).

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