A sting in the tree

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« on: 11/08/2009 12:15:46 »
Heres Laburnaum tree with a sting in it, well quite a few stings actually, its a wasp nest.

I took this shot at the weekend in Seaford, Sussex.

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« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2009 13:14:51 »
wooo !!

Now that's something that should have attached to it !
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« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2009 13:20:14 »
Thats a great b shot of a very cool nest! WOW!!!

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« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2009 16:36:30 »
Was it actually green?  All the wasps nests I've seen have been light brown, reflecting the pulped wood that they're made from.  If this nest is actually green, as it appears to be on my system, then I wonder what they made it out of?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2009 16:54:01 »
They are eco-friendly wasps !
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« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2009 17:22:49 »
The green appearance is mostly due to the leaves of the tree. However, your comment prompted me to take a closer look at the NEF file.

I'm afraid I can't show you this file here (its 12.3mb), but I have taken a portion to see if it will give a better result here. There are actually a great many colours in this structure, blues, greens, yellows, pinks. Its an amazingly beautiful piece of nature when viewed close up.

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« Reply #6 on: 12/08/2009 11:45:36 »
I think you should set fire to it and see what colour the smoke is...

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