Quite Why the Wasp Was There at All…..

…..perched on the steel netting over the balcony, I have no idea. Wasps aren’t generally found until you get up in the hills of Berkeley and Oakland. And they are definitely horrible pests if you are camping in the high Sierras and working with food. But I have never seen them down this low. We are basically at sea level. And what he was doing literally hanging out outside my window, I have no idea. I wasn’s cooking. But there he was, the perfect profile. I grabbed my non-macro (sigh) 200mm lens and camera, and took two shots. The first is the perfect profile that I captured first. The second is the cropped down version and also the version in which I really played around with color, light, etc to try to reveal as much of him as I could. I opened the glass door, took the shots, and then closed the door quickly in case the critter had any intention of coming inside. 30 minutes later, he was still there. Two hours later, he was gone. On to better pastures, I hope.


Hannah Keene 2019

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