Photo of the Day Contest
A Potter Wasp by Poras Chaudhary
Tuesday, 28th November 2006

A Potter Wasp

by Poras Chaudhary

Its a Yellow Potter Wasp... I think I am damn lucky to have grabbed this one as it used to visit this pot only once a day... I had to sit and wait for it come for quite a long time... I had to underexpose the picture while keeping the shutter speed fast enough in order to freeze the action... The shot came out more beautiful then I ever thought it would...
Equipment: Canon 350D with Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro Lens
Poras Chaudhary
I've always been someone who got attracted towards nature's beauty... and ever since imaging got digital I wanted to get a digital camera... But for some reason or the other I couldn't get one untill May last year (2005), when I got my first Camera 350D... Before that I didn't even know about "Aperture" though I knew that there is something called "Shutter Speed"... Recently I won Digital Camera Magazine's "Photographer of the Year" Competition... Now, Me and My Camera are inseparable and with each passing day world is getting more Beautiful...

A Potter Wasp by Poras Chaudhary was photo of the day on Tuesday, 28th November 2006. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.



28th November 2006 at 8:36 am


28th November 2006 at 11:25 am

Your patience certainly paid off in the end.
I would also have benn overjoyed with the results of this most difficult capture.

Dirk Wiese

28th November 2006 at 12:07 pm

This is a perfect photograph.The colours are outstanding.Well done!!

28th November 2006 at 2:08 pm

yes, wow, very beautiful

8th December 2006 at 3:42 pm

this pic is amazing !!!
u are actually “the best photographer”

28th January 2007 at 4:24 pm

stunning capture!

11th February 2007 at 4:20 am

Poras, this is an incredible shot. I’ve never been this close to a paper wasp (and hope not to!), but what a treat to see all those colorful details. And look at his wings–you’ve frozen this moment in time. Thank you for sharing it!

philip spark

21st April 2007 at 11:45 am

found single mud nest about the size of a small thimble, I think with a singe occupant. Your picture reminds me of a somewhat larger articulated wasp seen elsewhere in France.

4th May 2007 at 9:38 pm

This is an exceptional macro…look a t those colors & intricate pattern! I’m in awe of your talent. Would love to see more macros from you.


14th May 2007 at 7:39 pm

Poras, I have just come across your photos from ‘POTY2006′ I am so impressed by your work and I can’t believe what I have read above that you only got your camera 2 years ago! I have always felt intimidated by other photographers but you have truly inspired me and I will not be put off following my passion. Well done you!


26th June 2007 at 6:41 pm



30th June 2007 at 3:39 pm

Incredible capture!

8th November 2007 at 9:25 pm

Incredible shoot. I`m just speechless.
Congratulations. Unique photo !

28th November 2007 at 9:36 am

This is an amazing shot.


29th November 2007 at 9:41 am

Incredible An amazingly brilliant photograph..


30th November 2007 at 5:44 pm

Wow !!!

12th January 2008 at 12:28 am

This is well frozen action. Very sharp, very nice!

Tamara McNicol

9th February 2008 at 11:38 pm

Hello! This is a fantastic photograph! I am a zoology student at the University of Dundee in Scotland and I was wondering if I could use this image to illustrate my report on hymenoptera? Obviously I will credit it to you and it is just an internal report that will be printed once so my lecturer can mark it. Can I have your permission please? Thank you, Tamara McNicol

Peter Cooney

4th May 2008 at 11:55 pm

I would have fallen asleep and then got stung, lol. You did get duly rewarded with an amazing and I’m sure extremely rare pic, well done.

Chaudhary Babar

9th May 2008 at 10:47 am

I Really Appreciate you

yes, wow, very beautiful

Incredible An amazingly brilliant photograph..

Dan Retter

13th May 2008 at 3:03 pm

I am a young keen photographer and this is an image that i am just stunned by each time i see it

Congratulations on capturing such an image.

What was the Shutter speed of this shot??


25th November 2008 at 8:28 am

Amazing shot, well done


6th June 2009 at 7:08 am

Yesterady my 5 years old Daughter wanted to see a photo of WASP (Local Name- Balla). A Few days ago when she was in her Grandpa’s house she might face a WASP Bitting as per her compalin. But her mother assured me that was not done, a WASP might fall on her arm but that did not bit her. However then yestrady I could not show her the Photo of WASP. This photo certainly give her the real picture of Balla.

Thanks to the Photographer. Well done. Brilliant Work.


26th August 2009 at 10:20 pm

Very nice indeed!


27th August 2009 at 8:10 pm

Great shot your patience paid off.

25th September 2009 at 1:28 pm

Some great details.

Photos by Nik

6th November 2009 at 8:32 am

Right right place great shot


28th November 2009 at 10:07 am

Whay an unusual shot its awesome.


28th November 2009 at 9:35 pm

very interesting!

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