Too Close for Comfort

They might be one of the most hated insects in the world but as these extraordinary images show, even wasps can look good – if you capture them with the right lighting.

These remarkable pictures show the insects in a completely different way, revealing a more tranquil and beautiful side to the humble wasp.

Photographer, Irina Kozorog, enticed the insects using sweet foods such as raspberries after setting up her macro photography equipment in her garden.

Another creature, caught in a split-second, heads for a drink from a suspended drop of waterAnother creature, caught in a split-second, heads for a drink from a suspended drop of water
Join the party! Wasps hold a gathering on top of a berry, and were captured by macro-photography
 
Join the party! Wasps hold a gathering on top of a berry, and were captured by macro-photography
Glorious colour: A wasp tackles another bead of water as it explores Irina's garden in Moscow, RussiaGlorious color: A wasp tackles another bead of water as it explores Irina’s garden in Moscow, Russia
Photographer, Irina Kozorog, enticed the insects using sweet foods such as raspberries after setting up her macro photography equipment in her gardenPhotographer, Irina Kozorog, enticed the insects using sweet foods such as raspberries after setting up her macro photography equipment in her garden

The 35-year-old from Moscow, who was stung three times in the process, waited patiently for the wasps to succumb to her tasty treats before snapping away.

Strangely, the mother-of-two admitted she didn’t even like wasps before taking these pictures.

She said: “I usually prefer to photograph ants but this year I decided to try and make friends with the wasps too.

“The wasps are actually much smarter than I thought they were.

“I had to wait up to half-an-hour each time for one to come over but it was well worth the wait.’

The remarkable pictures show the pesky insects in a more tranquil light as they flit from flower to flowerThe remarkable pictures show the pesky insects in a more tranquil light as they flit from flower to flower
Hang on! A wasp grabs onto a single stalk of grass to grab a treat from the bud at the topHang on! A wasp grabs onto a single stalk of grass to grab a treat from the bud at the top

“As with all other animals, wasps like you to talk to them. They like a calm voice and don’t like quick movements.

“Their behavior seemed to depend on the weather. The better the weather, the friendlier the wasps were.

“While I was taking these pictures I was stung three times but it was always my fault. They would never sting without a reason.

“I just kept in mind that I was on their territory and I was a guest there.”

Life through a lens: Irina Kozorog with her set-up, including a DSLR camera and a ring flashLife through a lens: Irina Kozorog with her set-up, including a DSLR camera and a ring flash
The wasps at play
Lining up the shot: Irina sometimes had to wait half an hour to get the perfect picture, making a stage on where the wasps could play
 Lining up the shot: Irina sometimes had to wait half an hour to get the perfect picture, making a stage on where the wasps could play
Wasp's eye view: A wasp flies directly past the camera, giving us a little insight of the world it lives inWasp’s eye view: A wasp flies directly past the camera, giving us a little insight of the world it lives in
A wasp sucks at a bud on top of a single blade of grass, hovering delicately in placeA wasp sucks at a bud on top of a single blade of grass, hovering delicately in place
Choose a petal: To the wasps, the world is a big, big place, with every flower a brand new adventure
Buzzy work: Irina enticed the insects using sweet foods such as raspberries after setting up her macro photography equipment in her gardenIrina enticed the insects using sweet foods such as raspberries after setting up her macro photography equipment in her gardenAttribution: Eddie Wrenn
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2 Responses to Too Close for Comfort

  1. Karen says:

    I’ve yet to meet a friendly wasp….
    Love the wide range of articles and funnies! Keep it up!! 🙂

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