Sunday, November 28, 2010

[jules' pics] 11/28/2010 02:17:00 AM

Help help help help help. WTF is this beast doing munching on camellias in late November? Heard incredibly low buzzing noise. Dismissed it as not possibly a hornet at this time of year - and anyway the noise was too low. Then appeared possibly the largest Vespa mandarinia japonica ever. BBbbuuuUUUUuuuzZZZZZZzzzz...

That's a proper sized camellia not a puny daisy....


[Taken with 300mm telephoto from far faaaar away]

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 11/28/2010 02:17:00 AM


James Annan said...

300mm on DSLR = 450mm in old money. Not for nothing is it called "giant sparrow bee" in Japanese!

David B. Benson said...

Off-topic, but

Pisarenko & Rodkin
Heavy-Tailed Distributions in Disaster Analysis
Springer, 2010.

Emphasis on earthquakes, but considers other distributions of extreme events as well.