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Sandy Stewart

Joined April 2008

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A Paper Wasp recently out in the rain stands on a broad leaf and begins to drink from one of the droplets. A droplet can also be seen on the Wasp’s thorax. I watched and took a few close ups and not long after taking this photo, the Paper Wasp flew away with the droplet still balancing on its thorax!

The species shown ( Polistes dominula) is an accidentally introduced species from Europe to North America. Most paper wasps measure about 2 cm (0.75 in) long and are black, brown, or reddish in color with yellow markings.

We experienced numerous Paper Wasp nests in our yard and I have personally found them to be quite passive in temperament, despite getting close to their nests. They only seem to attack when their nest is in physical attack ( eg, when husband is up the latter with wasp bomb! lol).


Taken on May 27/10 at 11:51 am in own back yard ( south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada).
Camera; Canon 20D
Lens; Tamron 90 mm f/2.8 lens, plus Tamron 1.4X’s teleconverter.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including Manfrotto 498 RC2 ball head.
Taken in aperture priority at, 1/80’s at f/10 at 126 mm, man white bal 5542 kelvin, iso 800.

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