• Merlin Selvan
  • Category Insects, Wild Tamil Nadu

Cose up of this massive, beautiful, red hot “Greater Banded Hornet (Vespa tropica)”. It was one of a kind sighting for me. Saw this clinging on to the light here in my home. I am terrified of wasps, especially these big ones, because I have got stung by them once and I know how much it would pain. So I maintained my distance with this guy and slowly went near, step by step. He was not bothered about my presence and looked exhausted. So I just took him on a stick and tried my first ever close shots of this beauty. After sometime, my fear faded away to some extent and thus attempted several stacks. 😊
Focus stack of 16 images.
Canon EOS 7D
Canon 100mm Macro
Raynox dcr 250
Godox tt685 flash
DIY diffuser.

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