Paper Wasp - Too Close for Comfort

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In my few years of shooting insects I have learned a few things. One of them is that a wasp away from it's nest, is much less of a threat than one near it's nest. Wasps that are on their nests are VERY temperamental. I decided to risk it tonight but he sure was eyeing me closely.
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Excellent work...!

Ya, I've noticed that they will even follow your movements if you get too close...! :eek:
 
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These are amazing shots, Nate! I have very mixed feelings about these critters. They have such great patterns and detail to photograph, but then they eat my caterpillars. I have to say once more that these are great shots!
 
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Great shots Nate! You have to be ready for a little sting if you are going to be that close.:eek::biggrin:

Yeah, I was definitely anticipating an attack.

Excellent work...!

Ya, I've noticed that they will even follow your movements if you get too close...! :eek:

Thanks. He was watching me very closely and, as you said, matching my movements.

These are amazing shots, Nate! I have very mixed feelings about these critters. They have such great patterns and detail to photograph, but then they eat my caterpillars. I have to say once more that these are great shots!

Thank you Dossy. I really appreciate it!!

Its been a great pleasure looking at the details in these pics.
Excelent Work
Nico

Thanks Nico!!
 
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Terrific macro work. He doesn't appear too happy about modeling for you.
 

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