Wednesday, September 23, 2009

At It Again

Days after I used a grass shear to trim this nest off, the stinging bugs (no, they haven't stung me yet) are back at it again at the same site. This time there were four of them and they didn't seem as docile as the other two I shot earlier.

Oddly I had been having less and less space available on my 2Gb card although I deleted all the images. I figure it's got something to do with the Apple/Microsoft Fat16 file formatting and I used Disk Utility to wipe the card clean. That was After.

However, before that, all I could muster was a Large image setting for Jpeg on the camera in Program mode with ISO800 instead of RAW. I was a little apprehensive about going near the insects as they might have gotten agitated and give me a sting or two. The nest is stuck on a sort of old phone cable and the breeze gives it a little sway from time to time, so that doesn't really help.

Makes me hanker for a SAL75300, so I've got to restrain myself. Maybe if there's a good sale going on...

In the meantime, the grass shears came out again and I snipped at the top and quickly went for cover. I'll have to watch this spot again soon as they're probably going to try building the nest at the same spot, and the next time, they might actually remember me...

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