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Hornet vs Beetle
Lens: D-FA 100mm Camera: Pentax K1 Photo Location: Leipzig, Karl Heine Kanal 
Posted By: antipattern, 07-15-2018, 04:12 PM

On Saturday, the local international photographers group went for a walk along Karl Heine Canal in Leipzig. We were taking photos of the water, boats, people and some street art. At some point I noticed a family pointing and gesturing towards something on the ground. I decided to come closer, and there was a hornet fighting a beetle. The whole battle probably lasted 2-4 minutes and the hornet gave up eventually (possibly slightly annoyed by all the onlookers). I managed to take some close ups with my D-FA100mm Macro, which are probably the most interesting shots of the trip.

I wouldn't want to have been in the beetle's shoes, but thankfully hornets don't mind humans too much, so I was safe.







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Excellent series of images. These " battles " happen millions of times daily mostly unnoticed. Thanks for letting us into this macro world.
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Great images of insects battling it out!

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