It’s amazing what I will do for a photograph. Things that I am normally afraid of or grossed out by are transformed into something bearable and even exciting if I am behind my camera. Take last night for instance. Mike and I were enjoying a wonderful supper out on the deck when all of a sudden Mike said, “Oh, I see the wasps are back”. I turned around to see where he was pointing and saw a wasp’s nest hanging from underneath the deck railing, right behind where my head had been just moments before. Of course, I quickly jumped out of my seat because I had some nasty experiences with bees and wasps when I was a kid, so I don’t exactly care for the stinging little buggers.
However, a second, more calm, look made me fascinated because of the symmetrical architecture and geometrical construction of the nest, and my photographer’s eye took over from my fear. Even though there was a wasp on the outside of the nest, I felt safe with my camera in front of me as a shield, and I got quite up close and personal for some shots. Although the wasp is more blurry than I would have liked, I am still really happy with this shot. Actually, I’m just happy that I got any shots at all LOL!