A shot of an Australian Paper Wasp found perching on a leaf in my backyard in Brisbane, Australia. Despite his persistence in keeping his looking-annoyed-face, he was otherwise happy to pose for a few seconds.

These wasps are known to protect their nests quite aggressively, so it was lucky I found him well away from the other workers.

Shot on the 19th of April 2010 with a Canon 7D, 100mm f/2.8 L macro lens and extension tubes. Processed in Photoshop CS5.

Shutter: 1/125th
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Ta Ray.

    – Jason Asher

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 4 years ago

    Awesome detail and capture……..looks so mean !!

  • Ta Sean, yep he sure seemed a bit agitated :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenabout 4 years ago

    Well done, Jason. Excellent detail and DOF. BTW, got me a 7D!! Tried it out last week. Love it.:)

  • WOAH! I just commented on your latest image congratulating you on the 7D. Anyway, glad to hear you’re loving it, and thanks for the kind words on this image :) Cheers.

    – Jason Asher

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallabout 4 years ago

    great work ..jason.. cheers kev

  • Ta Kev :)

    – Jason Asher

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieabout 4 years ago

    I liked this so much… Guess what?


  • Thanks! :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Andrew Widdowson
    Andrew Widdowsonabout 4 years ago

    Tack sharp mate. Great shot.

  • Cheers Drew, happy to hear that mate!

    – Jason Asher

  • CriscoPhotos
    CriscoPhotosabout 4 years ago

  • Many thanks :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    oh yes! beautiful picture. light, colors, sharpness, everything is top! congratulations

  • Many thanks! Glad you like it :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Derek McMorrine
    Derek McMorrineabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature

  • Awesome! Thank you Derek!

    – Jason Asher

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderabout 4 years ago

    Awesome Jason.. congrats on the features…=D

  • Thanks buddy! Appreciate it as always! Cheers for stopping by.

    – Jason Asher

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