The Hummingbird and The Wasp

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© Lynn E. Harvey
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 22, 2010
TakenSeptember 5, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3000
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm

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The Standoff. This was an awkward moment for the wasp, who unfortunately, chased the little 'Hummer' away!

82 responses

  • Maxine Miller

    Maxine Miller said (23 Sep 2010):

    The quickness and agility of the hummingbird were the same qualities the photographer had to possess. One second earlier or later and this magical moment would have been missed. The hummer is frenzied; the wasp is holding its ground. Motion and stillness perfectly recorded in one photo. Although this hummer lost its battle, it was captured in a moment of complete dominance and kudos to the person who snapped at just the right time.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    awesome shot!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    Great timing! Well done

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    An extraordinary shot

  • Andrew Bramasco

    Andrew Bramasco (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    This is pretty amazing.a

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    I think it' s dead.!!

  • Gayle Dolinger

    Gayle Dolinger gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Oh snap!

  • mas3218

    mas3218 (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    Great Shot

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (29 Dec 2010):

    Extraordinary, to say the least! Excellant work!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (6 Jan 2011):

    B R A V O again!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (8 Jan 2011):

    Glad you won the award for this one. Some great tension here.

  • Joe Average

    Joe Average (Deleted) said (8 Jan 2011):

    Great one! The right place at the right time and ready to capture the action, well done!

  • Clint Cline

    Clint Cline gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    Great capture!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    Fabulous action! A wonderful capture! This would also work for the"Frenzy" theme.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (18 Jan 2011):

    Maxine explains this photograph best, bravo!

  • stefano roiz

    stefano roiz (Deleted) gave props (19 Jan 2011):


  • Cindy McHugh

    Cindy McHugh said (29 Jan 2011):

    Phenomenal photo! Impeccable timing. You really captured the moment. Great job!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Congratulations on your award, well deserved!

  • Susan Kronick

    Susan Kronick (Deleted) said (4 Aug 2011):

    Great capture!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    Great moment captured. Congrats on the award, cool !

  • William Garvey

    William Garvey gave props (7 Aug 2011):

    Cool shot...

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (15 Oct 2011):


  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    very good...

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (16 Oct 2011):

    What a timing.. Amazing

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (20 Oct 2011):

    Had to come back and take another look!!! Still like it!

  • Ralphy Cruz

    Ralphy Cruz gave props (4 Jun 2012):


  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (18 Jun 2012):

    Superb shot!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (7 Jul 2012):


  • Marco

    Marco gave props (12 Jul 2012):

    great shot!!!!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (1 Aug 2012):

    Amazing capture!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    LOL ... great capture

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (9 Aug 2012):


  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    cool shot

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    An amazing capture.. very well done!!

  • David Adler

    David Adler gave props (22 Aug 2012):

    Truly a decisive as well as an awkward moment.

  • Burnell Yow!

    Burnell Yow! (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2012):

    Awesome capture! A very rare moment...

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous shot well spotted. great entry

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (21 Sep 2012):

    oh wow wow !!!!! that's being in the right place at the right time

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (25 Sep 2012):

    Wow what a great capture

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (3 Oct 2012):

    this is fantastic wow super capture !!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (15 Nov 2012):


  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (20 Nov 2012):

    WOW! A difficult catch,perfect timing to capture! Well done.

  • Ash .

    Ash . gave props (20 Nov 2012):

    That's pretty special.

  • Robert Levesque

    Robert Levesque   gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    Wow! Nice hand to eye cordination.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    Awesome capture, Lynn!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    Bravo!!!...Perfectly captured...Just in right moment!Really like it.My vote!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    Has a Clash of the Titans feel---a totally amazing--almost surreal--shot

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (21 Nov 2012):

    I read what Maxine said. Yes,the hummingbird looks in total control, but apparently nature has other ideas...Am amazing capture Lynn!

  • Jeremy Scarbrough

    Jeremy Scarbrough (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2012):

    Fabulous capture.

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (24 Nov 2012):

    Voted. Just an amazing capture!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2012):

    An amazing shot, Lynn. Voted.

  • Laurie Self

    Laurie Self (Deleted) gave props (25 Nov 2012):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    excellent!! voted!!

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    amazing shot

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    Crazy wonderful.

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (24 Jan 2013):

    Oh, this is brilliant!

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Wow... Very cool

  • Cindy Sumner-Moryl

    Cindy Sumner-Moryl gave props (17 Feb 2013):



    MARCO MEYO   gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    This is fantastical!!!...... However did you get them to pose for this shot??!! ;-)

  • Gerard Sweeney

    Gerard Sweeney gave props (9 Mar 2013):

    great timing

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (10 Mar 2013):

    This is a fantastic shot!

  • James Neiss

    James Neiss gave props (19 Mar 2013):


  • Peter Tompkins

    Peter Tompkins gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    Wow! Great shot. How did you happen to capture this moment.

  • James Ruggles

    James Ruggles gave props (7 May 2013):

    Just had to look at this once and knew it won without reading further.

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    You rarely see them with their beaks open. Nice image!

  • ray macie

    ray macie (Deleted) said (14 Jul 2013):

    Great capture!

  • ray macie

    ray macie (Deleted) said (23 Jul 2013):

    Wonderful capture, bravo!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   gave props (3 Sep 2013):

    What an amazing capture. Great timing. Again, Just Amazing!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (3 Oct 2013):

    Cool POV....great shot

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Nov 2013):


  • Daniel Martin

    Daniel Martin gave props (26 Jan 2014):

    This is a WOW Photo...! Brabo!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (3 Apr 2014):

    Simply BRILLIANT!!!

  • Ryan Mahoney

    Ryan Mahoney gave props (3 Apr 2014):

    talk about decisive moment this is absolutely breathtaking

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (4 Apr 2014):

    Outstanding !!!!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2014):

    great shot

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (19 Apr 2015):

    Great shot

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (19 Apr 2015):

    I don't don't know how I missed seeing this one before...That's amazing how the wasp is looking combative with its back arched up...Great timing and capture!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (19 Apr 2015):


  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (23 Jul 2015):

    Wow! What a moment you've captured!!

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (24 Jul 2015):

    Fabulous surreal shot!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (24 Jul 2015):

    excellent timing

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 Apr 2016):

    what an timing. you are the best always

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