The boneset continues to draw a great variety of nectar loving insects. My next insect post will surprise you, but for now I’ll stick with a wasp that one might expect to find on a flower.
Ordinarily I’d be shooting insects with the 180 on a tripod. But this new combination of the 40D, 100 macro, and Yongnuo twin flash is allowing me to make a lot of images I might not catch otherwise.
This Paper Wasp-Polistes sp. was apparently too busy sipping the nectar of the flowers to be concerned with my close approach. I’ve found that most wasps are not very aggressive if you choose the right circumstance to photograph them. I’ve only had a stinging experience with Yellow Jackets and Bald-faced Hornets. Most others do not seem worrisome unless threatened by too close an approach.
I guess this one was in the middle of a satisfying meal and paid me no mind despite my being directly in front of it.