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whos the scaredy cat now

By youmightlikethis
a newly formed wasp nest

Tags: General Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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wonkers 13 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 7:35PM
What an amazing structure. At first glance I thought it was a plaster moulding.

Jill
55jase 17 188 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 7:49PM
A Good shot. I not want to get to close. I feel your crop is a little tight. You could have done a variant with the picture full To give more effect.
Jase
15 Jul 2011 4:47AM
thanks for clicks and comments
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2011 12:12PM
Interesting images. Would leave the text off I think in this case. 1 and 2 are good general record images and 3 a fair close up. I've dealt with a few wasps nests and they can be scary. Get too close and they will attack - especially in confined spaces if they feel threatened.

I use a chemical suite that we used to use on coke ovens, full face mask and heavy rubber gloves - don't ever touch a wasp nest without full protection.

Interesting, Ian.

paul
banehawi Plus
18 2.8k 4332 Canada
15 Jul 2011 6:56PM
I remember a few years back taking a shot of paper wasps coming in and out of a really beautiful structure they had built near my house. I couldnt get a decent shot and after many attempts I had the great idea (great at the moment) of using a ring flash on a macro lens, - get depth of field, and stop action with the flash.

What I soon learned was, that though the wasps had no problem with me taking shots up until this, - using the flash was NOT allowed, and I was stung repeatedly until I retreated far away.

I like the shot, and understand the risks!


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