Tarantula Hawk

© Barbara J. Eads

Tarantula Hawk

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic August 25, 2012

Nice capture, Barbara. Love the colors. Sure is a big one. #1482392

Michelle Alton August 26, 2012

I will steer CLEAR--though she is gorgeous! I once opened the lid of a bird feeder on which a paper wasp nest was attached on the inside. I was stung twice on the back of my hand, and for hours I prayed for my hand to fall off. And this is WORSE! #10290919

Barbara J. Eads August 26, 2012

Michelle, I took this with a 300mm lens, so I was a good distance away. They were very busy feeding on the nectar,and didn't pay attention to me. As I said they are not aggressive as long as they are not disturbed. #10290994

September 24, 2012

Very crisp and well done. #10337613

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 25, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Barbara!

jo ann c. #10340143

Merna L. Nobile September 30, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

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This is a wasp that has the most painful sting of any insect in Northern America. They are found in the US Deserts. They are not aggressive, but the female is the one that stings.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on August 25, 2012

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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