Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Hornet's Nest

A good time to use the zoom!

38 comments:

Carletta said...

I'd say the BEST time to use a zoom!
Really great shot.

Andrea said...

Great shot and so brave to get anywhere near it. I cannot stand to get stung.

Neal said...

That picture reminds me of a trip 3-4 years ago when I went to TN to visit my younger brother. He wasn't home when I got down there so I sit around for a little while and here he comes with a big hornets nest. He had went out and cut the limb that it was on (with the hornets still in it) and brought it home. I could still see a few hornets in it.

When we were kids and found a hornets nest we always got stung because we would throw rocks at it until we tore the nest down.

Ash said...

Amazing!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've stirred up a few of these in my time Dot ;o)

The Texican said...

Great picture Dot, but I can say from experience they are not something you want to sting you. Pappy

Nessa said...

Wow, that's great. Zoom is good.

Louis la Vache said...

Good time to use the zoom, indeed!

Here's another Hornet!

alexander said...

That is a very good shot! It must be really dangerous to capture that even with a zoom. :) Thanks!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Kerri said...

WOW! Fabulous shot! Definitely time for the zoom on this one!

fishing guy said...

Dot: I don't want to be very close to those paper wasps. They are mean buggers. Very nice capture from a distance.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh. YES, definitely keep your distance!

Rose said...

The one time not to get near bees/hornets etc is when the weather is changing--as in a storm coming in. They are definitely meaner then. Ask me how I know!

smilnsigh said...

WOW! What a shot! Yes, goood time for lots of zoooooooooooooom. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh
Photos-City-Mine

JunieRose2005 said...

Dot!

This is a great shot!

I've always been fascinated with these things. I love coming across such things to look at and get pictures of!!


Junie

happyone said...

Good idea!! That shot is awesome.

Dick said...

Hey Dot , is it not dangerous to be that close or did you use the zoom?
Fantastic photo.

Photo Candy said...

Very nice close up shot. My husbands line of work brings him in contact with a lot of these (he's a builder. He used to get stung quite often, until he learned not to swat at them..

Paulie said...

Terrific!

Craver Vii said...

It's amazing how much those little buggers get done by continually plugging away at their tasks! Not me... Not today, anyway... I need a nap. (yawn)

ga.farmwoman said...

Nothing hurts worse than a hornet sting. To me anyway. Living in the country, we have a lot of those mean bees around.
That is such a good picture.

Dewdrop said...

WOW! Scary. Hornets scare the bejeebers out of me. Great capture... hope you zoomed a bunch!

Mike said...

Ooh eeer!!! Thanks goodness for the zoom!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Egads... we have a couple of these on the property and I don't like 'em. I try to stay as far away as possible!! Definitely a zoom photo for sure!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

After using the zoom lens, you could follow up with a can of "RAID"

Betty said...

Dot,
So good to be able to visit with you again....

Hornet stings are very painful as I can attest to having been stung twice...

I like the pictures of the yellow coreopsis....I grow it.....

Travis said...

Great zoom job. Don't get too close! Just the look of those things scare me. Great photo.

diXymiss said...

Fantastic shot, but YIKES! Definitely smart to use that zoom lens.

imac said...

Wow, thats some photo.

GranmaL said...

Great shot - and that is a big nest. I think your brave to get that picture, even with a zoom.

starnitesky said...

What an interesting shape, you certainly wouldn't want to get too close.

Kahshe Cottager said...

A daring photo!! I would be hesitant to even try taking this even with a telephoto lens!! A wonderful shot!!!

Jan said...

Wow, I've never seen a hornet. Glad it was you, and not me.

Judy said...

That is a GREAT shot. I would have used my zoom for that one too.

Alan said...

An even better time to use the wasp killer spray! :)

Suzi-k said...

hehe, yup, macro would not be my first choice here either! But it is a stunning pic, almost has an abstract art quality about it.

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kostas said...

Hi dot
marvellous photograph, splendid manufacture!

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