07.10.2021 Incoming!!! Run for your Life!

The last thing you see before OW!  Go ahead…click it, I dare you.  LOL

Another shot of a Bald-faced Yellowjacket-aka Bald-faced Hornet-Dolichovespula maculata.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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38 Responses to 07.10.2021 Incoming!!! Run for your Life!

  1. Good details. I hope you didn’t pay a painful price for them.

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  2. Good details and great shot…and that’s all I can say good about this. (lol)

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    • Thanks, Bob! I have been lucky with wasps and not been bitten very often. There was a pane of glass keeping me from pain in this case. Very dirty back door glass and I spent a ridiculous amount of time with the healing brush to get this look. I wasn’t concerned with “cheating” as this is just for fun.

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  3. Really nice shot 👏👏👏. A different look and style to it.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Great details, Steve, glad you had glass between you and it. These things strike fear into my heart!

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    • Thanks, Eliza! I am not terribly afraid of hornets/wasps but do respect them. The other day I was digging to plant something next to the driveway and unearthed a yellow yellowjacket nest. I did a fair amount of swatting and avoided getting stung but was reminded who the true landowners are here. 🙂

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  5. Ms. Liz says:

    Spooky! Hahaha, this shot makes me laugh LOL 😀

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  6. Wow Steve! Great Image!!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    I never read the comic books or saw any of the films, but this could be an entymological equivalent of The Joker. It’s an evocative image, that’s for sure.

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    • I sometimes know enough about a movie or TV show that I have never watched to be able to draw a parallel…or answer a question while playing Trivial Pursuit. In this case we are both in that same boat. I have not seen a single one of the movies. I did read the comics as a kid though. I bet this would strike fear in the average Gothamite.


  8. Peter Klopp says:

    Straight of a horror movie! Fascinating macro, Steve!

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  9. This photo is as otherworldly as it is ominous…yikes!

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  10. Fabulous, Steve, and yes the stuff horror movies are made of!

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  11. Littlesundog says:

    I think you did this yellowjacket a favor – it actually looks kind of friendly. However, many of us have had the experience of knowing “friendly” is not a word to describe them at all!!

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  12. Another one of your astounding insect photographs. Thank you for all the spot-cleaning; it really paid off. And thank Bentley for enabling this shot.

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  13. Todd Henson says:

    Wow! What a shot, very nicely done. It really does have the look of it coming right at you.

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    Seriously? Wow, Steve, wow. Oh, on the door, I see. Great idea and still an excellent photo. 🙂

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    • If one of these was approaching me in real time like this there is no way I’d be fearless enough to get this shot. Maybe a wasp-sized trail cam. As soon as I saw this I recognized the potential for a little trickery. Thanks, Lynn!

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  15. Oh good lord … yes … RUN! (Love it!)

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