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I went into the garden and immediately saw a large Yellow & Black insect patroling some of our climbing plants. At first, I thought it was a Volucella zonaria, our largest hoverfly. However, it was too huge, even for that. It landed, facing me, and the antennae were definitely of a wasp, avery large one, a hornet..

I grabbed my camera and watched for it to land again but it did not.

A bit later, I found an attractive moth in deep shade elsewhere in the garden. Flash was impractical, as the moth was surrounded by bramble foliage. So I used ISO 1600 and smaller apertures than I would have preferred,

As I got to where I had seen the hornet earlier, it flew past me, carrying a prey insect, and into the shade of a shrub, landing at about the height of my garage roof. My lens was the Olympus 4/3 50mm macro and, even with the x2TC behind it, the hornet was small in the frame. I took one shot then went to fetch my 100-400mm. When I returned, the hornet had gone.

Here is a crop, followed by the uncropped image.

Harold








Harold Gough 2017




Aug 30, 2017 at 06:29 AM
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Nice Harold ~ Ron


Aug 30, 2017 at 01:08 PM
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Good stuff. Massive hornet. The other weekend I was sneaking up on a horse fly and spooked it. A large hornet slightly smaller in size and hairy grabbed it mid flight and carried it off into the swamp.


Aug 31, 2017 at 01:38 AM
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That is a large hornet Harold. Nice shots.

Birdie



Aug 31, 2017 at 01:50 AM
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surfnron wrote:
Nice Harold ~ Ron


Rob Tracy wrote:
Good stuff. Massive hornet. The other weekend I was sneaking up on a horse fly and spooked it. A large hornet slightly smaller in size and hairy grabbed it mid flight and carried it off into the swamp.


birdied wrote:
That is a large hornet Harold. Nice shots.

Birdie


Thanks, everyone.

Harold



Sep 01, 2017 at 06:34 AM







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