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Macro photo of a Common Wasp

June 19th, 2007 · 15 Comments

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

Tags: Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Summer · Wasp

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 B // Jun 19, 2007 at 4:05 am

    you have amazing photos.

  • 2 Average Betty // Jun 19, 2007 at 5:25 am

    Beautiful! I am normally running the other direction, screaming…

  • 3 Alessia // Jun 19, 2007 at 7:48 am

    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.

  • 4 Marvia // Jun 19, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    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.

  • 5 Thomas Laupstad // Jun 19, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    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 😉

  • 6 Jennifer // Jun 19, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Super photograph Thomas, it is so sharp and the colours are great.

  • 7 Mike Perry // Jun 19, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    Great photos that seem to capture the essence of your surroundings.

  • 8 KatieFeldmom // Jun 19, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  • 9 Rod // Jun 20, 2007 at 12:59 am

    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!

  • 10 Earl // Jun 20, 2007 at 3:00 am

    What a great macro shot. Very sharp!

  • 11 Robin J // Jun 20, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    As one artist to another great work.
    Stock.xchng is one of my favorite photo sites.

  • 12 mrsnesbitt // Jun 20, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    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!


  • 13 RennyBA // Jun 20, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    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:-)

  • 14 Armand // Jun 21, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful picture!

  • 15 Elizabeth // Mar 18, 2010 at 3:38 am

    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 ;).