This isn’t a political post it is all about a wasp.
Today started off fine but cold, it then got colder and rained but eventually the sun came out and I got some pictures I am happy with.
Common Wasp: Vespa vulgaris. It sat and posed like this for a few minutes as it was cold and a bit damp. I tried to go from 3X to 4X but the blossom got in the way and it moved. This is my best effort yet. Very steady hands and clean living is what I put this shot down to. Scepticism of Gods, Dithery and royalty helps. These are my best effort yet and on a day when I expected to get a big round zero.
This is not as good as the first, it’s the same pose but two clicks apart. What a good wasp. For those that have ring flash I have found by having the strobe tubes top and bottom and not side to side the catch light problem is minimized; there is no duration bias on these shots as ambient light levels were high. I am using the lens shut right down and had it been on a flower and not an apple tree could have set up and stacked a dozen images. Last time I shot wasps was autumn on ivy and by gum they were vicious stinging wee devils.
Have a great weekend. All images will enlarge with a click.