Queen Hornet

Queen Hornet

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DescriptionI should probably rename this portfolio Bees, Wasps and Hornets.  When I first saw this lady, I thought she was dead, there being some strands of spider silk over her, and not moving.  I wanted to grab a picture though because hornets are hard to shoot, never seeming to settle.  However when I got the mirror out for extra light, she started to stir, and moving her antennae.  I think she was having a nap, but even after disturbing her, she stayed in the same place, so perhaps she was considering this place for a nest.  In which case I won't say where it is.  Absolutely gorgeous colours, and very photogenic.  I am somewhat intrigued by the 3 eyes in the middle of the forehead, apparently basic light intensity detectors, so probably why she woke when I increased the light level.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Date Time Created2021:05:19 16:39:17
MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
ModelE-M1MarkII
Lens Info60mm f/2.8
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number8.0
Aperture8.0
ISO200
Shutter Speed1.3