"Wasp Meal" - Grab Shot 205

"As winter was getting nearer in Madrid, the last insects were running for their lives," writes Michel Bricteux. "So was this wasp, feeding on cured ham. Note the wasp's tongue between the two mandibules shaped to cut the food."

Michel Bricteux Grab Shot "Wasp Meal" by Michel Bricteux. Click on image for larger version (Do it! It's worth it.)

Michel captured this compelling image with a Nikon D3X with a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 lens. ISO was set to 320 with a shutter speed of 1/200th.

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What's interesting about a picture like this is that the beauty of the Wasp is trully captured with the close-up. I think people sometimes forget that there are other insects then butterflies with a trully beautiful concept to them. I'm a big fan of bees, wasps and flies.

Why flies? I guess because they are about the most misunderstood and hated insects out there. It's interesting to see how they survive and we can always relate it to the world around us.

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