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Photo of the Day: The Hairs on a Wasp's Back

Posted 8 January, 2009 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Photography)

I guess I never noticed them before, but apparently wasps have a lot of hair on their backs. This wasp landed on a turkey drumstick I was holding and naturally I had to take a picture. Since my right hand was dirty (from the turkey drumstick), I held the camera in my left hand - which was no easy feat. I had to wrap my wrist underneath the lens (for support) and hold the camera with my left hand on the right side of the camera body so I could press the shutter release.
The Hairs on a Wasp’s Back
Handheld, 1/750 sec at f/3.8 on ISO 100, 105mm f/2.8 macro lens

2 comments to Photo of the Day: The Hairs on a Wasp's Back

Michael Chu, January 8th, 2009 at 8:09 pm:

  • How come no one told me I forgot to post the photo? I've fixed it now…

Tina Jiang, January 8th, 2009 at 8:15 pm:

  • I did! I told you there's no picture… how come I don't get credit :-P?