I’ve mentioned before how the camera shows me things I can’t otherwise see:
- By getting me closer
- By stilling the inherently flitty
- By giving me the gift of time to look
This week’s wasp photos weren’t tack sharp of their heads and antennae and hairy bodies (Wasps have body hair? Who knew?), but I got several good looks at their wings. As with dragonflies, they have amazingly delicate stained-glass-style wings that at the right angle catch the light. That’s not my first observation when they’re diving into my glass of wine in the backyard, crawling over my plate of food, or buzzing my head, so again, thank goodness for cameras.
And from another day . . .
And finally, a wasp with what appears to be restless-leg syndrome . . .