Sunday, 18 September 2011

Macro Monday - Potter Wasp

Wasps have a bit of problem on the PR front. “Not very popular” or “generally unwelcome at picnics” is how they seem to be viewed.

I think this is a bit of an injustice – OK so they can be vicious killers of smaller beasts and they have a nasty sting – but, if the truth be told, none of us are perfect.

So, here in all its black and yellow glory is a Potter Wasp. I took this picture a few weeks ago on Magnetic Island.

You can find more macro shots here at Macro Monday.

Enjoy the close ups!

16 comments:

JM said...

I enlarged this and what an incredible body this creature has!

missing moments said...

He has a purpose .... just like most of our animal friends. His purpose just stings a bit more!

TexWisGirl said...

they really are beautiful and odd, aren't they? to have a waist that tiny... :)

Andrew said...

A lovely image.. I really like wasps. not a problem if you leave them alone.

em said...

Great image! They do have a bad rap, but they've done it to themselves!

Kim, USA said...

Nice shot Stewart. I don't think I can get close to wasp hehe.

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GrandmaK said...

He's handsome but I am wary of them...Got stung once and was sore for weeks. Well done! Cathy

Karen said...

I like them, as long as they keep their distance. A great shot!

Teresa said...

They are actually pretty neat looking, but I really don't want to get very close to them.

Kala said...

This is really a great shot, especially when viewed large.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I don't care WHAT the wasp does - as long as it stays away from me!! I'll leave the wasp photography to you - no way would I get that close!!!

My garden haven said...

That's nice of you, giving the wasp some good publicity, Stewart.Bet it is a stunner!
Rosie

Jay said...

He's an unusual looking wasp, and rather lovely - not that I'd like him at MY picnic, either! LOL!

ShonEjai said...

That thing looks very scary! Great shot!

karen said...

Sorry can't agree about their beauty - great photo though. We have had loads here this summer, attacked and killed a dog and put 8 people in hospital at a local beauty spot start of August!! I prefer to keep my distance and a big one at that!!

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