About three times the length of a normal hornet, this huge creature was enjoying the sunshine on one of the roses in my garden. I wasn't too keen ongetting too close to it, so it was a case of holding the camera at arms length and pointing it in the direction of the creature, hoping that I could get some reasonable pics. Fortunately it seemed a bit drowsy in the sun and settled for quite a while, seemingly unperturbed by the camera being so close.
Many thanks for being so patient with me, I managed to achieve quite a lot in the garden over the weekend, and look forward to getting back to clicking and commenting again today.
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