Paper Wasp by Gabrielle  Lees

Paper Wasp

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paper wasp, macro

Got the bug!
Am I obsessive?
Camera shutter worn out!
Computer suffering overload!
Did I take another 500 photos today?
Back up falling behind? :(
Can’t decide what to upload?
Yes that’s me!

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 3 years ago

    Geez, you’re keen Gaby, getting that close to one of these things!! One of my personal unfavourite things!! Nasty little critters that sting! BUT… Brilliant photography!! And you have really caught his character – he looks MEAN!! “Don’t mess with me” is definitely the attitude!! Fantastic photography!! :)))

  • Hi Vicki, I totally agree, I have vivid memories of being chased around the house and bitten when my brother hit a paper wasp nest! :((

    I found this one on its own, so I didn’t mind sticking the lens in her face! LOL! She eventually left after being flashed a few times! lOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    awesome shot Gabe I wont get this close for sure lol great details

  • Thank you Maggie, I just stick the lens in their face and pray for the best! Eeek! I think I’m starting to work out when I need to RUN away! LOL!

    Gabe :))

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice macro capture

  • Thank you my friend! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 3 years ago

    Bewdy mate! Perfect focus!!!

  • Hehehehe! Bewdy mate! Yep, haven’t heard that for a while m8tee! :) Thank you my sweet! :) xx

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    You got right in it’s face Gabe. Great shot Mate.

  • Yarp and I didn’t even get a bite! LOL! I thought I’d be nosy and see if it could take my lens and she was OK. One on it’s own is OK! There’s a big paper wasp nest on Brendan’s shed, he was going to hit it with the pressure cleaner, I was running! :( Most likely they would go after me? :((

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 3 years ago

    Great macro Gabe … anything for photography eh …. even a few stings or two! I am glad you know when to run, and I think I would be running before you.

  • Yes sad but true Christina, I’ve done that before. I once layed on the ground in a nest of green ants trying to photograph them, amazingly they didn’t bite me! I thought that was weird but then again, I gave them some chips to see how they worked picking them up.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 3 years ago

    This is the “Feature” Banner

    I liked this so much… Guess what?

    See also the groups message

  • Hi there Johan, thank you so much for the fantastic feature, I really appreciate it.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Brilliant Macro Gabe, he looks angry.

    Cheers Jude xx

  • Hehehehe! I’m not sure if they always look angry Jude, every time I try to photograph these critters, they seem to pulse in anger and well I’m out of there, I stick the camera in and then run! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelabout 3 years ago

    WOW! It’s a ….

  • Thank you so much Marcelle! :) Really appreciate that!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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