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Thursday, 02 September 2004

Paper Wasp Too Close For Comfort
CREDIT: © Kenn Wingle/Microbus
WHAT: micro-photography. Thumbnail pops-up source web site larger image.

Paper Wasp © Kenn WingleJust over a year ago, we wrote about an invasion of paper wasps. Kenn Wingle takes close up pictures of such creatures, and by close we mean the sort of thing you might see through a low power microscope. Today's thumbnail feature is a paper wasp, a few of which still drone around our property, though the nest has since been abandoned. Many of Kenn's subjects might be a little scary to be around, but through the lens their micro portraits reveal great beauty.

Kenn's images appear on the specialist Microbus web site, and there are sixty seven of them in four [1][2][3][4] galleries. Kenn has developed his own special techniques to overcome depth of field [the range over which sharp focus can be achieved] problems inherent in this sort of work: the results are very impressive.

  
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)