Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yellow Jackets


While the hummingbirds chase each other around the feeder the yellow jackets sit there and enjoy the sweet stuff!

20 comments:

Judi~Gmj said...

I can do the spider much easier than that yellow jacket. Grr... eating hummer food! They sometimes get mean don't they? Cool on the black and yellow theme. :)

sonia a.m. said...

Amazing photos, Dot! You did a good job here!

JunieRose2005 said...

Dot!!


What wonderful close-ups here!

Wow!! I can't do that!!

:) I've seen this on my hummer feeders too- lol- and the humming birds amuse me- the way they chase each other away! They won't just sip together!! I wonder why!



Junie

Gramma L said...

At least you can get something to come to the feeder. They look cool against the red.

Rose said...

I don't like yellow jackets! I always got stung a few times every fall at the orchard...just something I knew was going to happen. I suppose they serve a purpose in nature though....

Great shots, BTW!

The Texican said...

They will come to anything sweet. I guess that's why I've been stung so many times. Pappy

Judy said...

Great closeup. The photos of the spider are awesome too.

The Birdlady said...

OK, I'm a native Georgian - a life-long fan of the Yellow Jackets! Great imagery.

fishing guy said...

Dot: Cool photos but I wouldn't get too close.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Very nice color combination and close up...

Daryl said...

Dot .. you are always making me go WOW

:-Daryl

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yellow jackets are such pests! You captured great photos of them though!

June said...

That could be my feeder...same story here!

Carletta said...

I'm so allergic to the sting of these guys!
Great photos!
You do have a black and yellow theme going. :)

That Pappy!!!

Kelli said...

Their colors are even more bright against the red!
~Kelli

PERBS said...

They're no dummies huh? Good catch!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh Dot, I don't care for these bees having been stung on more than one occasion. I am getting new feeders that the bees can't get into. It is a great photo!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that is a neat shot gosh i wish i had your camera

Alan said...

Give me the spider over yellow jackets any day - I hate any insect that can fly and sting me. I generally allow spiders to live - especially if they are outside - but will happily haul out the wasp and hornet killer spray from under the sink to go after any visible stinging flyers.

deborah wilson said...

Beautiful photos, Dot, but the yellow jackets are scary. One time, while hiking, I accidentally disturbed some and they stung me all over my face and hands. It was an all out assault. Luckily it was fall of the year, so I had on jeans and long sleeves. Unluckily, fall is when they begin to get really aggressive - they don't like the cold air coming in. Be careful around the feeders!

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