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A Pear Feast.........

By Scoff_Too
This was taken in our back yard of a pile of fruit and veg for our free range pigs - On the pile was a pear, half eaten by loads of wasps, green bottles, blue bottles and other types of flies.
It was a little scary at first getting so close to so many wasps when I don't like them.
I took many shots, spent an hour or more watching them - it was so fascinating Smile.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look - all comments welcome - Smile
It does look much better at it's original size - the fly is covered in white bits!


Tags: General Fly Wasp Fruit Flies Close-up and macro Pear Wasps Green bottle Wildlife and nature

Voters: jaspernina, AlanBW, KarenFB and 13 more


jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
23 Aug 2007 3:36PM
Good shot, you were brave, I'd have had to use at least a 500mm lense to take this one Wink. Well done.
23 Aug 2007 3:42PM
Thanks Stephen for making me laugh Smile
I was frightened, but after a while I realised that the wasps were only interested in one thing.................and that wasn't me! Smile
Thanks for your vote and comment.
AlanBW 15 20 England
23 Aug 2007 4:08PM
Amazing image, a really superb capture
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
23 Aug 2007 4:26PM
I was just thinking how brave the fly was! Wink
I really like this shot, it's not often I see so many wasps in one place.
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 5:27PM
Eeek! That's a super close-up. Rather you than me.
mhaseman 14 608 1
23 Aug 2007 5:44PM
Action packed shot. Well done and welcome to epz.
Cheers, Martin
mhaseman 14 608 1
23 Aug 2007 8:05PM
Hey thanks very much for all your comments and votes for my pf. I really appreciate it and will be back to see how you're doing.
Cheers, Martin
ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2007 8:48PM
Good shot,shows all the different colours of the wasps.
Either males/females or different species.
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 10:05AM
Wow - one brave capture! Amazing
GarryA 14 England
24 Aug 2007 10:28AM
Nice one Lorraine, no prickles on this one! The fly looks out numbered.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
24 Aug 2007 10:14PM
Nice capture. i haven't been able to catch one of these yet.
25 Aug 2007 12:45PM
Thanks everyone for all your comments and votes. I'm having a great time looking at all your portfolios - there great Smile Lorraine Smile
31 Aug 2007 2:08PM
Great shot... any more closer ant the wasps would get angry for disturbing their meal...
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
4 Sep 2007 10:30PM
A super close up, you've captured a swarm of wasps here
woodsman 14 1 England
28 Sep 2007 10:25AM
Great shot,I don't know who was the bravest you or that fly.
19 Oct 2007 7:57PM
Skoff sent me!!
I love the eyes of the fly. I have watched Hornets eating both flies and Hornets.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
9 Apr 2008 10:58PM
ewwwwwww u were very brave i wouldnt do it lol nice shot though well done

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