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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
These guys always freak me out :omfg:

Nicely captured :)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
Welcome :)
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:iconmyfotoyourprint:
MyFotoYourPrint Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, looks like an asian wasp! BIG :)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconmyfotoyourprint:
MyFotoYourPrint Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Meow :3 
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:iconr3quill:
R3QUILL Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Amazing shot, I would never have the guts to approach a Hornet XD
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:icongizemlianilar:
gizemlianilar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
congratulations+fav 
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icongizemlianilar:
gizemlianilar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
you're welcome!:) (Smile) 
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:icondorenna:
dorenna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Really great macro. Thank-you.
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconmaria-schreuders:
Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
marvelous picture
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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:iconsrtw:
SrTw Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   General Artist
Lovely shot of this beautiful insect and great clarity.  I am very glad that they are so well protected in Germany! (Up to Euro 50,000 fine for killing one!)  They need to be as they have been unfairly persecuted in Europe. 

Nasty sting and can be aggressive, but good job they are nothing like as dangerous as some Asian hornets (eg the potentially lethal Giant Japanese Hornet!)  \(^^)/
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:iconr3quill:
R3QUILL Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Is it okay if I ask why they're protected in Germany? I'm curious
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:iconsrtw:
SrTw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017   General Artist
Yes, you're welcome to.

I think I can understand why you wanted to ask this, as I understand that it is not native to America (accidentally introduced there in the 19th Century) and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was generally considered as an invasive and common pest and generally unwanted.  I would agree and sympathise with that feeling simply because it was artificially introduced and is not a native American species and potentially disruptive or damaging to America's own indigenous wildlife.

As far as Europe is concerned though, where it is native, it is much more endangered, partly because it has been gravely misundertood and persecuted.  For that reason, here, I could ask the opposite question - why aren't there more countries in Europe protecting it?  It is doing quite well in the UK though and has extended its range northwards, so perhaps it doesn't need protecting here (yet?!).

All in all, I would say there is a strong case for its protection in parts of Europe and also a strong case also for trying to control it in America as an unwanted invasive species.

I have heard people and press conflating this species with the invading Asian Hornet which is becoming a potentially invasive problem right now.  This means that the European Hornet is getting a bad press which it doesn't deserve and people may be killing the natural indigene as well as the invader which should rightly be controlled.  Also, people seem to be conflating the Asian Hornet with the Asian Giant Hornet (a sub-species with the killer Japanese Giant Hornet, the latter being very dangerous).  The press like to sensationalise and often get $ale$ and circulation at the expense of accuracy!

Anyway, good question!  What do you think?  :)
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:iconr3quill:
R3QUILL Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
I think this is great information, Still, I'd be scared to even go ten feet in front of a Hornet XD
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
Really? I didn't know they are so well protected.
But I'm glad; hornets are amazing animals! :D
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool close up shot! :)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, its a great close up photo! :)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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donnatello129 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, you are very welcome! :)
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Spotting-Nature Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Tolles foto :)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank! :)
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
That's great!
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Sandrelli Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
WoW ! Tolles Foto ;)
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankeschön! :hug:
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:iconsandrelli:
Sandrelli Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Hug 
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MohamedAlmansory Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Mean little fellow if disturbed. :nod:
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:iconlivelongbutlol:
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
That is an understatement! Google Japanese hornet if you want nightmares! :wasp: 
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
We actually have some of those here in the Smokies.
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:iconlivelongbutlol:
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Smokies? Is that a town? xD
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nine hundred square miles of wilderness straddling the state border where eastern Tennessee meets western North Carolina along the highest ridge line of the Appalachian Mountain Range, mostly in Blount, Sevier and Swain Counties as well as the Qalla Boundary with the Cherokee Nation.
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LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
lol sorry xD
Not from the U.S. so not familiar with it xD
Still want to visit a bunch of places there too 
I still need to see so much more of the world.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Open Google and do a search on GSMNP.
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:iconlivelongbutlol:
LiveLongButLOL Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Oh did search it on google maps and viewed some photo's
It's on my list of places I have to visit :D
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WhoAreYou1978 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Nice detail :) 
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ein tolles Bild.
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankeschön :)
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seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gern geschehen!Heart 
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iriscup Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Wow! nice capture. Heart 
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:iconjellybear07:
jellybear07 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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