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!
I enlarged this and what an incredible body this creature has!ReplyDelete
He has a purpose .... just like most of our animal friends. His purpose just stings a bit more!ReplyDelete
they really are beautiful and odd, aren't they? to have a waist that tiny... :)ReplyDelete
A lovely image.. I really like wasps. not a problem if you leave them alone.ReplyDelete
Great image! They do have a bad rap, but they've done it to themselves!ReplyDelete
Nice shot Stewart. I don't think I can get close to wasp hehe.ReplyDelete
He's handsome but I am wary of them...Got stung once and was sore for weeks. Well done! CathyReplyDelete
I like them, as long as they keep their distance. A great shot!ReplyDelete
They are actually pretty neat looking, but I really don't want to get very close to them.ReplyDelete
This is really a great shot, especially when viewed large.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
That's nice of you, giving the wasp some good publicity, Stewart.Bet it is a stunner!ReplyDelete
He's an unusual looking wasp, and rather lovely - not that I'd like him at MY picnic, either! LOL!ReplyDelete
That thing looks very scary! Great shot!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
Thats good, your blog is cool, i like it. Thanks for the efforts my friend.ReplyDelete