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(June 16–27, 2011)

Alex Makienko

Paul Lawson and his "Kids"

Joakim Löber

Family Moving Out

Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany

June 17, 2011, 11:25 CEST

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No, it's not us moving out. It's the wasp family that was living in the roller shutter housing of our restroom.

Around 10 minutes after the panorama was taken, the lady in the beemaster dress took the combs with the wasp queen, put them carefully in a transport box and finally brought them to their new destination in a forest 10 kilometers away. Her son captured all arriving wasps outside to collect the complete family.

All this was done with the door closed again and nobody else without protective clothing near to the wasps' nest, as the wasps stayed not as calm as during the panorama when their home was packed.

It seems such nests are not built every time so symmetrically in the center of the shutter housing and the wasps will not always stay so calm after opening the back of their nest.

That fact gave me the unique opportunity to shoot this panorama. Without a nadir of course, that would have disturbed them too much and I likely would have caught more than two wasp stings ...
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Europe / Germany

Lat: 50° 0' 0" N
Long: 8° 34' 0" E

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Precision is: Low. Intentionally hazy, due to privacy concerns.

Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 10.5mm, Novoflex VR-System PRO II, stitched with PTGui Pro.

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