With apologies to Mr. T. Williams.
While splitting our firewood the other day I noticed this Dark Paper Wasp-Polistes fuscatus on the tarp covering what is already stacked. I guess the cool morning had it in a slight torpor as it stayed put for quite a while…moving around a bit but not flying off and not at all aggressive.
After making the first shot I went back to splitting but noticed it had turned a bit so picked up the camera (my 40D with 100 macro) and got two more facing views after a water drop had been picked up.
After a slight turn one more with a full head on view.
This was my second time shooting the wasp on this tarp, the previous with the phone. I am not sure why but the tarp seems a favorite spot for some.