Friday, July 17, 2009

Camera Critters #68 - Wasp at Work

These things aren't my friends due to being allergic. Thank goodness he was otherwise occupied and didn't mind me taking his picture.

Yellowjacket Wasp

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17 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Not allergic but still don't like being stung by these critters as it hurts really bad. Have a great weekend.

chrome3d said...

Watch out for the ones behind you then!:-)

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Gaelyn said...

That's a great capture. You are very brave. Not allergic and haven't been stung in years. They do have an efficient defense when harrassed.

Karen said...

Great closeup... :-)

I have noticed quite a few hanging around my garden.

I'm not allergic to them, however my oldest son is. I used to have to carry medication with me, in case he was stung.

Babooshka said...

Amazing close up without getting stung.

Carletta said...

Excellent closeup of the little stinger!
The sting really does hurt.

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Grammy said...

Wonderful photo. I have the same yarrow and love it.

koala said...

They were bugging me at lunch today.

Snap said...

I'm allergic, too but love to see them at work. Nice photo. Thanks.

Brooke said...

He sure looks intent on what he's doing. Great shot!

Faye Pekas said...

He's pretty but I wouldn't want him close to me either :)

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James said...

You got a really nice picture and I'm glad that it didn't cost you a sting...oops I mean thing. :-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: Those wasps can be really mean guys.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Marvelous macro! I once stepped on a wasp and it hurt like blazes so when I find nests in my eaves these days I tend to zap them and that keeps the population under control. Wasps LOVE my citrus trees ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm allergic too, you are a brave soul. I will take bees all day but those guys are a little too agressive.

Beautiful photo, he is a pretty one.
SQ

Gretchen said...

That's a really great close up!

CJ said...

I guess wasps can pollinate plants just as bees can, so I hope they are doing some good while not stinging you.

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