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4 cm Hornet of plenty What do you suppose?<br />
A bee sat on my nose.<br />
<br />
Then what do you think?<br />
He gave me a wink.<br />
<br />
And said, &quot;I beg your pardon,<br />
I thought you were a garden.&quot; <br />
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This 4 centimeter sized wasp is a scary thing to look at. Let alone sting:)<br />
I only had time to take a quick shot, so this is as sharp as it got for me. <br />
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What a humongous creature. <br />
If that was on my arm I&#039;d freak out I think.. Belgium,European Hornet,Geotagged,Vespa crabro Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

4 cm Hornet of plenty

What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose.

Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink.

And said, "I beg your pardon,
I thought you were a garden."


This 4 centimeter sized wasp is a scary thing to look at. Let alone sting:)
I only had time to take a quick shot, so this is as sharp as it got for me.

What a humongous creature.
If that was on my arm I'd freak out I think..

    comments (6)

  1. I cannot possibly compete with all you winners out there, it's raining greatness out there!
    But, heck, I got a good weekend of excellent camping out there in Belgium near the French border. How was your weekend?
    Posted 8 years ago
  2. I have seen these also in germany, they are really scary and huge!
    hope never to seen them any more.
    Very sharp shot Ludo, next time a bit closer if you dare.
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks, Jeroen! Yep, I would have liked to take another shot, but allas it was gone with the wind;)
      I wonder how it feels like when you're having a close encounter of the painful kind..
      Posted 8 years ago
  3. Aah.. I don't want to meet these insects! Posted 8 years ago
  4. Nice shot Ludo, and indeed quite scary. For the ultimate scare I recommed you visit Malaysia, almost all insects there are monster size. As in, flies the size of a small bird. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Are you kiding? I know you're not, but man, birds, I'd be scared a lot:)! And enjoy clicking a lot! Posted 8 years ago

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The European hornet ''Vespa crabro'', commonly known simply as the "hornet", is the largest European eusocial wasp.

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Uploaded May 30, 2012. Captured May 26, 2012 18:56 in Rue de la Mergyre, 6880 Bertrix, Belgium.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 85mm