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Wasp Images By Mike Semple

Updated on October 31, 2011

Welcome to my WASP hub, now unlike the bee, these little critters are nasty, devious and down right vicious if upset.

Doing photography i love the buzz (excuse the pun) of getting a image thats outstanding, its hard to describe, you want it to be the best shot youv'e done, then you think youv'e done it. But photography never lets you win that easy, you pick up a magizine and wham someone's done it better. So its a cycle of dispair. Saying that the images below and on the video turned out really well considering it was only by chance that i was able to take them.

I was off work, just made some eggs and bacon and i had a rasher left, so i though id'e let the birds have it, so i hung it on the bird feeder bracket.

Well it was beatiful day so i decided to sit in the garden and have a coffee, when i noticed a wasp sitting on the bacon, then another appeared and before i knew what was happening eight or nine of these little flying mauraders where at the bacon.

So i decided to try and capture them with the camera, using my 70-200mm len, i stood very still about 2 foot away from the bacon and the wasps to capture most of the images.

I gave up when one landed on the camera body, dont like them that much.

So enjoy the images and watch where you put your rubbish, these little critters will eat anything by the looks of it.

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    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks for the comment peggy

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Just destroyed some nests today of some red wasps in our backyard. They will probably rebuild...but maybe we can keep ahead of their efforts so that they move on to other more hospitable places. You have some great photos there!

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Thankyou for the comments Ixxy...mike

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      lxxy 

      8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Awesome, love Nikons. Great cameras, great lenses. Thanks for sharing. =)

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      Hi ixxy, yes digital, nikon D3 with a 70-200mm lens and 1.7 convertor taking it up to 350mmm+...Im about a metre from the wasps and some times closer...thanks for comments on my hubs...mike

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      lxxy 

      8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Beautiful.

      I find all forms of life quite interesting, and wasps are no different.

      Great shots by the way! What camera? Digital? What brand of lens? Haha, sorry...I know a bit about cameras, digital in particular.

    • mike1242 profile imageAUTHOR

      mike1242 

      8 years ago from London

      thanks James for the comment

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Absolutely incredible photography! I hate wasps but I love your pics. Thank you for this Hub. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community.

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